Originally Posted by yavoon
meh larry is down now and popp is up. lots of ppl could have won with the roster the spurs had and to be honest there might be room for criticism of why they couldn't get by the lakers at anytime shaq was there. even the year detroit annhilated the lakers.
popp teaches solid defense but at times his offensive scheme is uninspired and really is just the sum of ginobili/parker/duncan's 1on1 ability + floor spacing. interestingly thats also what avery does, and lucky for both of them they have an abundance of 1on1 talent.
There is always room for criticism for every coach, but yavoon, are you braindead of what, mentioning the Pistons defeated the Lakers in '04, who the hell DID THE SPURS BEAT IN LAST YEAR'S FINALS, THE PISTONS.
And those Lakers teams from 2000-02 were great, it would have taken a great team to defeat them. The Spurs lost some close games in 2002 to them,even though the Series went 5 games and in 2004, Derek Fisher's shot catapulted them into the WCF and then to the NBA Finals.
And YAVOON, THE SPURS DID DEFEAT THE LAKERS W/ KOBE AND SHAQ IN 1999 AND 2003, THEY ENDED THEIR CHANCE FOR A FOUR-PEAT.
Your argument is laughable and pathetic. Spurs are playing to its personal now, like they did in the early TDs years when they had an old Admiral, and veterans.
This team likes to get up and down and will play uptempo when the other teams play that way.
Look at last year's WCF against the Suns for proof.