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JasonJohnHorn
04-27-2012, 03:19 PM
This marks the 13th straight season that the Spurs won 50 or more games, which is espcially impressive since they only had 66 games to win the 50 in. It is the longest such streak in the NBA right now. On top of that, the winning percentage goes back 15 seasons (the last strike shorted season being the only one that didn't see the Spurs win 50 games, but did see them win an NBA title).

This is, I believe, and extremely impressive accomplishment and speaks volunmes to not only Tim Duncan and Pop, but also to the Spurs front office for being able to maintain this high a level of play for a decade and a half. Not even the Lakers have done that!


Thoughts?

SugeKnight
04-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Model franchise

b@llhog24
04-27-2012, 03:37 PM
Nice. The Spurs have been the best ran franchise in the modern era.

Raph12
04-27-2012, 03:49 PM
Yes but the question is, when did all this start? Enter Gregg Poppavich and Tim Duncan... They have done a fantastic job scouting and putting a team around those two.

Chronz
04-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Remember when Larry Brown was winning 50+ with the Spurs? If you subtract that one injury wrecked year their 50+ dominance gos even further, then again thats what allowed them to continue this streak.

Duncan joined a ready made contender.

netsgiantsyanks
04-27-2012, 03:56 PM
the spurs are a great ****ing team, they got manu with the 57th pick(that's right) and tony parker with the 28th pick i believe. either extreme luckiness or great scouting.

i still have a bitter taste in my mouth over the 03 finals though :mad:

JayW_1023
04-27-2012, 03:56 PM
50 wins even in a lockout season. But it doesn't mean jack, really. But this brutal stretch run again reminded me of 1999.

But that team was just too good defensively with Duncan and The Admiral. This team is offensive minded, which makes me a wee bit more sceptical.

torocan
04-27-2012, 04:26 PM
50 wins even in a lockout season. But it doesn't mean jack, really. But this brutal stretch run again reminded me of 1999.

Don't forget the 5 x Championships during that run, 2 additional appearances in the WCF, and 5 2nd round appearances.

They've been one of the best all around teams in basketball over the last 13 years. And if it wasn't for the Lakers and their 6 championships, folks would be saying the last 13 years was the Spurs era, not the Lakers Era.

The Spurs have been an amazing team. Nothing else to say really.

northsid3r
04-27-2012, 04:29 PM
That's very impressive especially considering that there were only 66 games this year.

JayW_1023
04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Don't forget the 5 x Championships during that run, 2 additional appearances in the WCF, and 5 2nd round appearances.

They've been one of the best all around teams in basketball over the last 13 years. And if it wasn't for the Lakers and their 6 championships, folks would be saying the last 13 years was the Spurs era, not the Lakers Era.

The Spurs have been an amazing team. Nothing else to say really.

4x but hopefully 5 by the end of this postseason. I still think the Grizz and Lakers have a huge shot of beating SA. The other WC teams don't scare me as much.

Baller1
04-27-2012, 04:39 PM
What's the record for consecutive 50 win seasons?

tredigs
04-27-2012, 04:46 PM
It's god damn amazing that they were able to do it AGAIN this year with so many less games, no Ginobili for the bulk of the season and Timmy only logging 28 mpg (though he had another ultra solid season. 15 and 9 on efficiency. Still nets a PER well over 20 and WS/48 >.150).

Bulk of the respect goes to TP and Pop on this one.

I heard the other day that they have something like a 72% Win% since Duncan was drafted... are you kidding me??

kdspurman
04-27-2012, 04:47 PM
What's the record for consecutive 50 win seasons?

it was 12 (owned by the Lakers from 79-91). 13 is now the record

Team 50-Win Seasons Years

Spurs 13 1999-00 to 2011-12
Lakers 12 1979-80 to 1990-91
Mavericks 10 2000-01 to 2009-10
Celtics 10 1958-59 to 1967-68
Celtics 9 1979-80 to 1987-88

Lakers + Giants
04-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Extremely impressive, Great players (TP, Manu, TD), Great Coach, Fantastic FO, and best of all and extremely underrated Franchise. Props.

Lakers + Giants
04-27-2012, 05:29 PM
For the last decade the spurs have been as successful as the lakers but without the egotistical players, Hollywood attitude and with professionalism. Yea, I said it . .

Around 26 other franchises should take notes.

lakerboy
04-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Spurs are one of the best and the model franchise IMO.

I just really really hope the Lakers follow the Spurs model in building around Duncan and then transitioning to Tony Parker, with the Lakers going with Kobe onto Bynum. If that were LA, we would have blown the team up in 2008.

Spurs are def a model franchise. Of course, they are lucky to have Pop too

JasonJohnHorn
04-27-2012, 06:12 PM
And its not just drafting guys like TP and Manu, but also guys like Blair, Scola, Splitter, Neal, George Hill, Barbosa, Udrih, Salmons. These are guys they draft or picked up on draft day, some they traded, some they kepy, but all were late picks and all have had productive NBA careers. No team in the league has drafted this well. Hell, there are teams in the lottery that don't come out of the draft as well as the Spurs do. They really have an eye for talent. And they pick up guys like Mason, who was a bench warmer on a lottery team, and turn him into a great role player on a contender. They also were smart enough to scoop up Horry when everybody else thought his career was done ;-) Just, amazing move after amazing move.

LakeShowRaider
04-27-2012, 06:13 PM
For the last decade the spurs have been as successful as the lakers but without the egotistical players, Hollywood attitude and with professionalism. Yea, I said it . .

Around 26 other franchises should take notes.

But who was more exciting and has more rings?

Lakers + Giants
04-27-2012, 06:22 PM
But who was more exciting and has more rings?

Excitement doesn't matter, they were winning championships period. Doesn't matter if they're exciting or not. No **** lakers have more rings, I'm only a laker fan, i know my own teams success it's just the fact that the spurs players and organization carry themselves like no other franchise.

RaiderLakersA's
04-27-2012, 07:06 PM
This marks the 13th straight season that the Spurs won 50 or more games, which is espcially impressive since they only had 66 games to win the 50 in. It is the longest such streak in the NBA right now. On top of that, the winning percentage goes back 15 seasons (the last strike shorted season being the only one that didn't see the Spurs win 50 games, but did see them win an NBA title).

This is, I believe, and extremely impressive accomplishment and speaks volunmes to not only Tim Duncan and Pop, but also to the Spurs front office for being able to maintain this high a level of play for a decade and a half. Not even the Lakers have done that!


Thoughts?

It's commendable at face value alone. Good job to Pop and the Spurs.

That said, the Lakers as franchise has only gone 5 years in their entire existence without making the playoffs. Now that's a streak.

lakerboy
04-27-2012, 07:47 PM
And its not just drafting guys like TP and Manu, but also guys like Blair, Scola, Splitter, Neal, George Hill, Barbosa, Udrih, Salmons. These are guys they draft or picked up on draft day, some they traded, some they kepy, but all were late picks and all have had productive NBA careers. No team in the league has drafted this well. Hell, there are teams in the lottery that don't come out of the draft as well as the Spurs do. They really have an eye for talent. And they pick up guys like Mason, who was a bench warmer on a lottery team, and turn him into a great role player on a contender. They also were smart enough to scoop up Horry when everybody else thought his career was done ;-) Just, amazing move after amazing move.


Agreed. If I were an NBA owner, I would almost pirate all of the Spurs' drafting team.

I also like how the Spurs never give full MLEs to role players, which in my opinion is almost always unwarranted. Instead, they draft well and get solid role players like George Hill and Gary Neal. Even if SAS almost always loses them to free agency (some team would overpay for them), they always find a way to pick up somebody with good returns.

SportsAndrew25
04-27-2012, 07:53 PM
This is no surprise to me. The Spurs are among the best run franchises in sports, draft well, and have one of the best coaches in NBA history. Winning should not be difficult when you consider those factors.

naps
04-27-2012, 08:17 PM
True dynasty of modern basketball. Chemistry-wise Pop-Duncan is probably the best coach-superstar duo of all time.

Baller1
04-27-2012, 09:57 PM
it was 12 (owned by the Lakers from 79-91). 13 is now the record

Team 50-Win Seasons Years

Spurs 13 1999-00 to 2011-12
Lakers 12 1979-80 to 1990-91
Mavericks 10 2000-01 to 2009-10
Celtics 10 1958-59 to 1967-68
Celtics 9 1979-80 to 1987-88

Crazy. Props to SA.

TboneM3
04-27-2012, 11:55 PM
Great franchise.

akagiredsuns
04-28-2012, 12:27 AM
Regular season wins mean nothing if you don't win it all. And it's been a good 5 years since the Spurs held up the trophy. So win all the 50+ games you want. Did Lebron win a ring with 66 and 61 win seasons in Cleveland? Did the Bulls win it all last year at 62-20? Just a REGULAR SEASON record. Can't win 50 in the playoffs. It's 0-0. But get 16 and then you have something to celebrate. Enough with the "insignificant win total stats" already. :facepalm:

Raph12
04-28-2012, 01:24 AM
Regular season wins mean nothing if you don't win it all. And it's been a good 5 years since the Spurs held up the trophy. So win all the 50+ games you want. Did Lebron win a ring with 66 and 61 win seasons in Cleveland? Did the Bulls win it all last year at 62-20? Just a REGULAR SEASON record. Can't win 50 in the playoffs. It's 0-0. But get 16 and then you have something to celebrate. Enough with the "insignificant win total stats" already. :facepalm:

The Spurs have 4 rings during that run of 13 years, any team, including the Lakers, would call that a great run... Benighted gluteus maximas.

TRF929
04-28-2012, 01:52 AM
Regular season wins mean nothing if you don't win it all. And it's been a good 5 years since the Spurs held up the trophy. So win all the 50+ games you want. Did Lebron win a ring with 66 and 61 win seasons in Cleveland? Did the Bulls win it all last year at 62-20? Just a REGULAR SEASON record. Can't win 50 in the playoffs. It's 0-0. But get 16 and then you have something to celebrate. Enough with the "insignificant win total stats" already. :facepalm:

Watch out Suns fan is talkin. Jealousy hurts you, you should reach down and get the thong outta your crack, it'll hurt less.

Its a great accomplishment, Spurs are a great organization and are very well run, unlike this man up top is talkin.

b@llhog24
04-28-2012, 02:16 AM
Regular season wins mean nothing if you don't win it all. And it's been a good 5 years since the Spurs held up the trophy. So win all the 50+ games you want. Did Lebron win a ring with 66 and 61 win seasons in Cleveland? Did the Bulls win it all last year at 62-20? Just a REGULAR SEASON record. Can't win 50 in the playoffs. It's 0-0. But get 16 and then you have something to celebrate. Enough with the "insignificant win total stats" already. :facepalm:

I bet you were never held as a child. :facepalm:

NoahH
04-28-2012, 12:45 PM
They've only missed the playoffs 4 times since the ABA-NBA merger

IversonIsKrazy
04-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Great to see a small-market team create a dynasty. Classy organization.

Hangtime
04-28-2012, 06:32 PM
They have had the same core group for the entire time. They have maintained their health for the most part. One of the best defensive oriented teams ever. They bring in new role players who become acclimated to the system. Tim Duncan will go down as the best power forward ever to play. Literally many reasons to why they are successful.