The Spurs’ unconventional draft strategy unearths hidden gems | NBA Countdown


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  • Zechariah Cameron
    Zechariah Cameron  5 days back

    R.C. sounds exactly like Pop.

    • Taylan Ertan
      Taylan Ertan  6 days back

      Well this year, we got Luka Samanic. Excited how that will turn out.

      • maleman julpax
        maleman julpax  4 weeks back

        They made a mistake for letting go of Luis Scola to retain Fabricio Oberto

        • Paul Page
          Paul Page  1 months back

          Gregg Popovich is still the best nba head coach post Kawhi Leonard after he traded George Hill for him many years ago

          • Paul Page
            Paul Page  1 months back

            Gregg Popovich is still a great nba head coach post Tim Duncan and David Robinson. We don’t know what’s in store for Bill Belichick post Tom Brady

            • Paul Page
              Paul Page  1 months back

              Drafting good players, developing good players, and coaching good players is what Pop and Buford have done in order to sustain their success and championship dynasty

              • Adrian Arshad
                Adrian Arshad  1 months back

                It's not unconventional. The difference is that the Spurs takes the time to develop their lower rung players to fit the system rather than just make up roster numbers. The vast majority of NBA teams just want to give the ball to their shiny new franchise rookie and get him to play and let everyone else fall on the wayside. The Spurs don't.

                • Jay Torr
                  Jay Torr  1 months back

                  What they do is relatively "simple". They have a very specific system and developmental program. They pick players PRIMARILY based on the mental attributes and skills to fit that system. Work ethic, lack of ego, good shooting mechanics, defensive aggressiveness, playing basketball within a system offence. And they develop it further. That's only comes with continuity and stability. A new GM/head-coach will pick anyone who think has the most talent as they want immediate results.

                  • Ren Stimpy
                    Ren Stimpy  1 months back

                    If you close you're eyes, RC and POP sound the

                    • Snicky G
                      Snicky G  1 months back

                      TO MATTHEW SPURS.....Did I just read that you said the Spurs are the classiest? Oh my, have you forgotten the saga with Tony Parker and one of his teammates? Tony Parker was involved with a teammate's wife and this ended in divorce for both the couples! WOW, my idea of classy is much different than yours!

                      • Snicky G
                        Snicky G  1 months back

                        Hey old man popovich, the Raptors are preparing for their THIRD round playoffs tonight! Also, what about Kawhi Leonard! Quite a superstar, eh? Eat your heart out old man!

                      • JorgeHD
                        JorgeHD  1 months back

                        Derrick white is not a hidden gem

                        • Audrey Valenzuela
                          Audrey Valenzuela  1 months back

                          Derrick white is the most underrated player! a future star for the spurs

                          • Sam H
                            Sam H  2 months back


                            • LUD WIG
                              LUD WIG  2 months back

                              They pick dudes with certain personalities. I think they care more about guys' personality than their skills. They build team players and make them grow. Pure basketball - only in SA :)

                              • FanASStik
                                FanASStik  2 months back

                                ahahahah they let go of kwahi leonard ahahahah! what a fuckign farce

                                • Jozo Tadić
                                  Jozo Tadić  2 months back

                                  RC Buford sound more like Gregg Popovich than Pop himself

                                  • The Future Is Here
                                    The Future Is Here  2 months back

                                    Coach Pop is looking to take down the coaching record for most wins, so he's looking to sign a 3-year deal with the Spurs. He needs about 90 wins to pass Lenny Wilkens for #1. He wants the record.....

                                    • Angela Pleasant
                                      Angela Pleasant  2 months back

                                      Cultural Man

                                      • yo Upadhyaya
                                        yo Upadhyaya  2 months back

                                        Just wait for Lonnie walker... just wait

                                        • Gordon Shumway
                                          Gordon Shumway  2 months back

                                          why is this not 60 min long?

                                          • Rob Master
                                            Rob Master  2 months back

                                            This is the reason why Tim Duncan became one of the best power forward because Coach Pop makes him great. Who is Kawhi that Indiana drafted and traded to the Spurs. Imagine the next time Spurs drafted the No. 1 pick again; that would be a very lucky player. After Anthony Davis all top picks have not live to their full potential. FYI; put Wiggins or even Anthony Bennett who is now in the G league to play for the Spurs and see how good they can play to their full potential.

                                            • James L
                                              James L  2 months back

                                              Coach Pop speaks nothing but Wisdom..greatest NBA coach ever in my opinion. And the man is a stand-up, what u see is what u get, no nonsense man but a childlike sense of humor..people are blessed to play for him.

                                              O n I been a Lakers fan for 20 some years

                                              • Tsukiyo
                                                Tsukiyo  2 months back

                                                Top GM, top coach, top players but most importantly each of them has team first mentality. Without team work, you can top everything and still fail.

                                                • Patrick
                                                  Patrick  2 months back

                                                  The Spurs are something that when you are a young basketball fan you don’t appreciate but when you are older and more mature if you are like me you respect and love them.

                                                  • JB Gaming Experience
                                                    JB Gaming Experience  2 months back

                                                    this organization is THE BEST their scouting team is INCREDIBLE and coach pop is the best on coaching young player and develop them to a star

                                                    • nostrand lulu
                                                      nostrand lulu  2 months back

                                                      To think of people say the Spurs are not going to make the playoffs this year and the lakers are because of Pop's loss from his wife to Tony Parker and Kawhi leaving are completely delusional. He made all those people shut up and rethink that they are talking about his Spurs. smh.....Greatest Coach of All Time. Don't forget people the coach of the year again, Mike Budenholzer worked under him for sixteen years and won coach of the year twice in the last 4 years. I'm still kind of pissed my Hawks let go of him.

                                                      • SD Luciano
                                                        SD Luciano  2 months back

                                                        Wtf is Duncan doin wit his hair. Goin for the I am legend look lmfao 😂😂😂

                                                        • zero1ten
                                                          zero1ten  2 months back

                                                          Every player in the nba can play but not every coach knows how to make a player great except for a few especially pop

                                                          • Daniel Plainview
                                                            Daniel Plainview  2 months back

                                                            So basically the Spurs are playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers? Is that it? Oh wait, this is basketball.

                                                            • Daniel Plainview
                                                              Daniel Plainview  6 days back

                                                              @ImAviex I don't buy it. Kawhi was headed towards a max deal this summer with the Spurs where he would be committed to at least a 250 million dollar contract. That's a quarter billion dollar long term investment that can sink the organization for years if it goes bad. Think Derrick Rose and the Bulls. You're committing the bulk of your cash to a single player so it needs to play out right.

                                                              So knowing that, you're telling me that the Spurs medical staff was rushing Kawhi out to the court knowing that he was hurt? They've historically never done that to any Spurs player and they would especially NEVER do that in this case knowing the upcoming investment.

                                                              No, the truth is Kawhi wanted to leave San Antonio and head towards Los Angeles. He did not want to sign long-term in San Antonio which is cool since it's his life but the way he used this injury to force his way out was what soured the relationship with the Spurs. For whatever reason, he was never man enough to tell the Spurs that he wanted to leave for LA. He used this injury as his way out.

                                                            • ImAviex
                                                              ImAviex  2 weeks back

                                                              Until they alienated their star talent by throwing shots instead of recognizing its the fault of the medical team and to trust their talent. Any other organization trusts the player in that situation when they have a talent of that caliber. But the old archaic Spurs were too stubborn to accept they were in the wrong and do whatever it takes to keep Kawhi commited to SAS, and now the Raptors are champions and Spurs got first rounded.

                                                          • Paul Orquiza
                                                            Paul Orquiza  2 months back

                                                            Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Davis Bertans, George Hill, Corey Joseph, Jonathan Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Boban Marjanovic, Dejontey Murray, Brent Forbes and now Derrick White all have in common, INTELLIGENCE OVER ATHLETICISM, HARDWORKING, FEARLESS, AND TEAM FIRST ATTITUDE, even though many are no longer with Spurs, they are making millions in other teams, they owe a lot to this man.

                                                            • Marv Bracket
                                                              Marv Bracket  2 months back

                                                              This is why POP is the GOAT Coach. And Bellichick. Pop builds his team on no-names. The guy built a culture that every sport org wants to emulate. As for Phil, last time he was given the chance to build a team... the Knicks! Go figure 🤪

                                                              • Lil B from 094 Princeton
                                                                Lil B from 094 Princeton  2 months back

                                                                If only you know who stayed smh they could make a deep run right abt now 💯

                                                                • Anonymous
                                                                  Anonymous  2 months back

                                                                  Spurs for life... we see you Derrick White!!! We hope to retire your Jersey soon with the greats who came before you... Go Spurs Go!!!

                                                                  • billybrooks1
                                                                    billybrooks1  2 months back

                                                                    White has some of the worst hair in the NBA. Him and Tre Young

                                                                    • fakefett
                                                                      fakefett  2 months back

                                                                      Wow the spurs actually getting some press?!?! About time

                                                                      • Logan Parks
                                                                        Logan Parks  2 months back

                                                                        0:38 bruh..him and Pop sound the exact same😂

                                                                        • Stone Harper
                                                                          Stone Harper  2 months back

                                                                          I used to hate Pop growing up, now I realize that I was just an angry Nuggets fan, this guy is probably the greatest coach to ever do it

                                                                          • C. Cosman
                                                                            C. Cosman  2 months back

                                                                            Doesnt matter what pick, if the spurs draft you, its gotta be a confidence boost.

                                                                            • aditya baradwaj
                                                                              aditya baradwaj  2 months back

                                                                              D white is a system player and yall know it

                                                                              • Gizmodius
                                                                                Gizmodius  2 months back

                                                                                Who also got a little sad when White spoke about his dad trying to get him recruited? The dude has been a revelation this year.

                                                                                • Gizmodius
                                                                                  Gizmodius  2 months back

                                                                                  Man, I think about Murray and White together this year- and, ahhh. Sucks Dejounte went down. Next season those two will be a force together.

                                                                                  • CNN-SUCKS
                                                                                    CNN-SUCKS  2 months back

                                                                                    BOTH LIBERAL PIECES OF SHIT.

                                                                                    • Lonewolf 1970
                                                                                      Lonewolf 1970  2 months back

                                                                                      The biggest reason why you will never see Lebron or anyone like that in a Spurs uniform. They think they are bigger than the team and they won't put their ego aside for the betterment of the team.

                                                                                      • Airton Maciel
                                                                                        Airton Maciel  2 months back

                                                                                        SPURS, always spectacular

                                                                                        • Shareef Taylor
                                                                                          Shareef Taylor  2 months back

                                                                                          Spurs fans are lucky fans.

                                                                                          • Adam Illowsky
                                                                                            Adam Illowsky  2 months back

                                                                                            Greatest basketball coach of all time. Consistently a winner despite lacking the talent of other good teams

                                                                                            • King Dolo
                                                                                              King Dolo  2 months back

                                                                                              Rc got a subwoofer in his chest, boii got a voice in that skinny frame