San Antonio Spurs: Ranking 5 Southwest teams on the Disaster Scale
1. San Antonio Spurs
Say what you will about the Spurs' results in the last two years and you won't hear an argument from me. But remember, we're talking about organizational stability and harmony here. You can't get more stable than being led by a head coach with five rings and a tenure of more than 20 years.
Even legendary coaches have their faults, and Gregg Popovich certainly has let some aspects of the game pass him by. Still, there isn't a player in the NBA who wouldn't benefit from time under his guidance.
Coach Pop is just 26 wins away from becoming the NBA's all-time winningest coach, which would only further cement his status as the greatest NBA coach of all time. Beyond that, the Spurs have two of the greatest assistant coaches in the league in Becky Hammon and Will Hardy, both of which will be head coaches very soon (whether in San Antonio or not).
Shooting specialist and assistant coach Chip Engelland is also a vital piece of the Spurs' long-term success and is largely responsible for developing the shots of guys like Bruce Bowen and Kawhi Leonard over the years.
On Friday, the Spurs family grew even more, as they announced Peter J. Holt as a managing partner while a global investment firm called Sixth Street and tech giant Michael Dell jumped onboard as Strategic Partners.
While the Spurs have some work to do to get the team back to its usual level of competitiveness, the structure of the organization is the last thing fans need to worry about. The current roster is full of stand-up guys, and they've all bought into the team's long-standing culture of excellence. Don't expect that to change anytime soon.
Disaster Scale: Not applicable