J.A. Adande wrote an excellent piece for ESPN.com on Gregg Popovich and the successful program he built.
Sometimes I forget this but man am I lucky to be a Spurs fans. Most teams toil in obscurity, their success prevented by incompetent general managers, poor coaching and the lack of that necessary environment conducive to winning basketball. Spurs fans, however, haven’t had to worry about that since the selection of franchise cornerstone, Tim Duncan.