5.) Beautiful basketball is here to stay
Every head coach has a unique philosophy for how to play the game. Unselfish passing, timely off-ball movement, and sticking within the confines of your specialized role have been the defining guidelines of the Gregg Popovich motion offense. There is a fine line where sound structure intersects with free-flowing creativity to make this brand of beautiful basketball tick, and the soon-to-be Hall of Famer has the multi-skilled roster to get back in business.
Though fans love watching the Spurs put points on the scoreboard, defense has long been at the top of the totem pole for the grey-bearded play caller. As we witnessed last season, no matter how gifted an individual player may be, it is almost impossible to get a young team on the same page on this end of the court. Wembanyama should help San Antonio stop opponents from waltzing to the basket, but Popovich will be the one to hold everyone accountable.