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5 Key Moves That Will Help San Antonio Spurs Repeat in 2014-15

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5 Moves to Improve San Antonio Spurs This Offseason

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The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a championship year and are ready to defend the NBA title. The Spurs have made five major moves this offseason to stay on top of the league in hopes to add another Larry O'Brien Trophy to the collection.

5. Drafting Kyle Anderson

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5. Drafting Kyle Anderson

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With the No. 30 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Spurs picked up Kyle Anderson, who was recently voted as the most overlooked player in the draft by his fellow draftees. This designation looks to make Anderson a perfect fit for the Spurs. He was widely acclaimed as the best passer in the draft and should fit in great with the Spurs' team-oriented, pass-heavy offensive system. Expect Anderson to fit in well with the Spurs.

4. Keeping Manu Ginobili Out of FIBA World Cup

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4. Keeping Manu Ginobili Out of FIBA World Cup

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The San Antonio Spurs SG had one last chance to lead his country, Argentina, to a FIBA World Cup championship this summer. However, due to news of a stress fracture in Ginobili’s leg, the Spurs organization decided to hold him back from the summer competition. This move will likely improve Ginobili’s health through the season and give them another shot at the NBA Finals.

3. Hiring Becky Hammon

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3. Hiring Becky Hammon

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San Antonio made history with the signing of Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, but this move is not just for history or for equality. The Spurs made this move to help the team win. Hammon will undoubtedly bring a fresh perspective to a male-dominated organization. Gregg Popovich and the Spurs are always looking for new ideas and ways to improve, and Hammon will definitely provide a new point of view.

2. Hiring Ettore Messina

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2. Hiring Ettore Messina

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With all the publicity surrounding the recent hire of Becky Hammon, the world has seemingly forgotten that the Spurs added another assistant coach, Ettore Messina. Messina has excelled in the world of international basketball, but he also has some NBA coaching experience on his resume. Messina brings a new and different perspective, like Hammon, but he also brings the experience of coaching at the game’s highest level.

1. Re-signing the Entire Roster (Almost)

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1. Re-signing the Entire Roster (Almost)

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San Antonio looks innovative in the hiring of new assistant coaches, but the organization’s best example of forward thinking may be retaining their championship roster. While reserve C Aron Baynes is not yet re-signed, the Spurs are bringing back a roster that just dominated the NBA Finals. Keeping a team together through an offseason is virtually unheard of in the league, but San Antonio has again found a way to do what no other team can.

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