Monday, October 27, 2008

A proven system

In its NBA preview, the NY Times contends that "age and health are again the primary concerns for the Spurs, who are trying to keep up their streak of championship parades every other June (following 2003, 2005 and 2007)."

As the Times article points out, for the Spurs, "seven integral players are in their 30s: Tim Duncan (32), Manu GinĂ³bili (31), Bruce Bowen (37), Michael Finley (35), Kurt Thomas (36), Fabricio Oberto (33) and Jacque Vaughn (33)."

But Duncan says two factors help separate the Spurs from other teams in the West:

"We have a proven system. We have a proven bunch of guys."