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Top 5 Reasons San Antontio Spurs Are Best NBA Team

Top 5 Reasons San Antontio Spurs Are Best NBA Team

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The San Antonio Spurs may not be the most popular team in the NBA. They don't have the flashiest players, they aren't the most controversial, and you won't find them on every commercial you see. Behind the "boring" label, San Antonio has reason to be the elite of the league. Here are the top five reasons why the Spurs are the best NBA team.

5. Best Coach

Gregg Popovich
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5. Best Coach

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There is no denying the coaching genius of Gregg Popovich. The reigning NBA coach of the Year has orchestrated a masterful operation with less talent than most coaches of his stature. The best coach in the league has to be coaching the best team, right?

4. Best Rising Star

Kawhi Leonard
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4. Best Rising Star

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Kawhi Leonard is not only the fastest rising superstar in the NBA, but he has to be the most underrated. His coming out party against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals was proof of the abilities that this 23 year old is capable of. It is hard to imagine what he can do with a few more years of experience, especially under a great mind like Gregg Popovich.

3. Best Bench

Manu Ginobili
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3. Best Bench

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The Spurs' bench lead the league in statistical categories like scoring, assists and three-point shooting. Their depth is what really makes the difference, since they're basically able to play a whole new five. No other NBA team can match the quantity and quality of the Spurs' bench when they have players like Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills.

2. Best Organization

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2. Best Organization

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Spurs CEO Peter Holt and general manager R.C. Buford have built one of the best franchises in sports today. Their model for business, teamwork and basketball operations has been under appreciated in today's culture. With the Phil Jackson's and Pat Riley's of the basketball world, their organizations could only dream of San Antonio's achievements.

1. Reigning Champs

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1. Reigning Champs

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The easiest way to measure the "best" would be success and the Spurs have had much of that recently. Not only were the Spurs the best regular season team, but they were able to withstand the tough Western Conference foes and even the might Miami Heat to grab their fifth title in franchise history. With basically the exact same team returning, it is obvious who the best team in the NBA is and will be.

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