The Morning Tip-Off

The Morning Tip-Off is where we scour the internet, to bring you all the San Antonio Spurs news from different outlets, all on one page.  Here are your links for May 29th:

Spurs Assistant Mike Budenholzer Hired As Atlanta Hawks New Head Coach – Air Alamo

The Atlanta Hawks have named Mike Budenholzer (BEW-den-holzer) the team’s new head coach, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Budenholzer becomes the 12th full-time head coach in Hawks history. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

 

San Antonio Spurs Have Been Creepin All Year – Fansided Radio

The San Antonio Spurs return to the NBA Finals should not be a surprise to anyone. Throughout the first few weeks of the season, we had them atop of our NBA Power Rankings in front of Miami and Oklahoma City. They are tough, gritty, and experienced.

This Spurs team has been the most consistent team in the league all year long. Often criticized for benching stars at various times on the road, coach Greg Popovich knew what he was doing. It’s a good idea to rest the legs of 37 year old superstars.

San Antonio Spurs Have Evolved Into A Dynasty – Rant Sports

San Antonio has three NBA titles since 2003 and four since 2009. Gregg Popovich has been one of the best coaches in NBA history and has claimed the best winning percentage in Spurs franchise history (.681). He has four NBA titles, and his playoff win percentage is also the best in franchise history at .605 with 118 postseason wins.

The coach has brought this team out of NBA mediocrity and turned them into one of the best franchises in the league. Never winning an NBA title before Popovich and winning four after he’s taken over in 1996 shows just how much of a dynasty he has built this club into.

Is Tony Parker The Most Under Appreciated Star In The NBA – Bleacher Report

When it comes to Tony Parkerfast don’t lie.

The longtime San Antonio Spurs floor general isn’t flashy like Russell Westbrook orKyrie Irving. You won’t see him starring in Uncle Drew commercials anytime soon.

Instead, in true Spurs fashion, he’ll just keep on keeping on as one of the most under-appreciated stars in the NBA.

His quickness, on full display throughout the 2013 playoffs, is what makes him elite. Despite being on the wrong side of 30, Parker remains one of the fastest players in the league.

In fact, Parker may be the NBA’s fastest point guard, at least based on one measure. He ran 20.9 miles an hour during a stretch of in-game sprinting in the 2011-12 season, according to data recorded by STATS LLC cameras (as reported by Zach Lowe forSports Illustrated). Ricky Rubio, the next closest point guard, topped out at 19.4 miles per hour.

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