Listen carefully to Mauricio Pochettino's recent comments and you could be forgiven for thinking that the Tottenham Hotspur manager is talking himself out of a job. Let's start at the end of last season, when Pochettino insisted Spurs must be "brave" and "take risks" because "if we want to be real contenders for big, big trophies, we need to review a little." That was a call which fell on deaf ears, with Spurs making no summer signings as they shifted their focus onto moving into their new stadium in September -- it is now March and they are still playing at Wembley.
How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.
Free-agent center Pau Gasol has agreed on a three-year deal to return to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN on Friday. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year of the contract, league sources said. Gasol, 37, will be starting his 17th NBA season. The six-time All-Star has averaged 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds for his career.
A combination of San Antonio Spurs injuries and the Golden State Warriors' desire for rest transformed a highly anticipated marquee matchup on Saturday into a battle of backups, resulting in disappointed fans.
LaMarcus Aldridge chose winning, above all else, when he decided two summers ago to play for the San Antonio Spurs. As the most coveted free agent at the time, Aldridge could’ve gone somewhere else – or stayed in Portland – where he would’ve likely been afforded an offense catered to him and more pampering and adulation. Few situations, however, would’ve placed Aldridge in a better position to possibly win a ring.
Tim Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons, all with San Antonio.
Bruce Bowen reflects on the Hall of Fame career of five-time champion Tim Duncan, which was built on selflessness and structure.
Take a look back at the legacy of 15-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan.
Players and the NBA community react to Tim Duncan retiring
They are both certifiable NBA superstars with a claim to a spot among the greatest players in the history of the league.
Thunder lead series 3-2
In their Game 3 victory, the San Antonio Spurs drew a meaningful distinction between lineup consistency and continuity. Some teams around the league are consistent in their endgame lineup choices; a particular five-man grouping may have the cohesive blend of talent and tendency that makes for an obvious decision.
Officials said after the Oklahoma City Thunder's 98-97 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night that they should have called an offensive foul during a controversial late-game sequence.
Game 1 was no contest. Stats & Info takes us inside the Spurs' romp and the Thunder's struggles.
San Antonio commanded Game 1 from the opening tip, but their postgame demeanor reflected what makes this franchise different.
Spurs dominated in the way they're supposed to but they still have things to improve to move past the second round.
The Spurs sweep Memphis, just like everyone expected.
Spurs try for a third sweep in the teams' fourth all-time playoff series after getting through an uninspiring Game 3 performance with a victory.
The Spurs aren't the only team that knows how to put together a winning streak in San Antonio. The Los Angeles Clippers did it last spring in the playoffs, and they get the first crack this week at ending the Spurs' 41-game regular-season run at home.
The Houston Rockets may have anticipated a matchup with a San Antonio Spurs team worn down by the rigors of an eight-game Rodeo Road Trip, but the team they encountered looked anything but exhausted.