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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#21 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:27 pm

Speaking of doing what's in the best culture-oriented interests of the Spurs, three years on with greater stability and unity on the team proves it's always right to do right by your values.
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#22 » by GREY 1769 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:45 pm

Interesting investment expansion development:
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Spurs Sports & Entertainment today announced it is joining Tribe Gaming’s investor group. The mobile gaming giant is the leading mobile gaming esports organization in North America with over 25 million subscribers worldwide. Tribe’s powerhouse content collective garners 128 million monthly views on YouTube and their esports teams compete in five major mobile titles.

The partnership opens opportunities for cross-content collaborations, co-branded marketing efforts, talent and audience crossover and shared strategic expertise.

Tribe Gaming was founded in 2017 by mobile gaming and content veteran Patrick “Chief Pat” Carney to drive the growth of mobile media, entertainment and esports. With mobile gaming growing at a rapid rate presently, Tribe currently features 18 of the top mobile gaming content creators and seven championship-caliber competitive esports teams.

“Bringing SS&E into the Tribe Gaming family is a massive milestone for our company,” said Carney. “With SS&E having achieved decades of unparalleled success in the traditional sports world, we’re excited to leverage this partnership towards building the leading mobile gaming esports organization.”

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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#23 » by GREY 1769 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:48 pm

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I don't love the gimmick, but it is what it is. It's the same for all teams.

And here are key dates for this off-season and the upcoming season:
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#24 » by GREY 1769 » Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:43 pm

Right. Once again I'd rather not be posting about this, but about a month ago Hammond talked to Jabari Young of all people about the whole Blazers not hiring her and here she is a month later doing another press tour being interviewed by the esteemed Kendrick Perkins on ESPN's Jump and also a SI interview.

Like holy **** is there another assistant coach who keeps themselves in the limelight like this? You want to be hired because you're the best person for the job, the best fit with whichever organization but then talk about how organizations aren't ready to hire a woman yet and when it happens the flood gates will open.

Maybe Dame just felt more comfortable with Billups even if Blazers used her for some good PR.

Maybe organizations hired whomever they thought was best for the job regardless, in fact, of whether they were a man or woman.

I just don't understand how an assistant coach keeps seeking and / or getting media time for what every other assistant coach goes through.

What's the angle here? None of this is new info but she keeps selling her resume out there.

Just one bad vibe about this after another...
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#25 » by GREY 1769 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:07 am

Almost two years ago, the Spurs announced intentions to build a new practice facility that would be part of a larger complex. Well now there's news that this ambitious project will soon break ground in October. For all the changes to ownership that some feared may signal a future move of the team, this commitment along with the new stable ownership group solidifies the Spurs' even deeper roots in San Antonio. This is a major investment in the team and the community.

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More details emerge about Spurs' plans for $510.8 million campus in Northwest San Antonio
Spurs Sports & Entertainment is planning a major project on the city’s Northwest Side — which could include a state-of-the-art training facility for the San Antonio team, a biotechnology research institute, a public park and commercial and medical office space.

When it’s completed, the $510.8 million campus could house team facilities and research, restaurant, retail and commercial space, totaling more than 500,000 square feet, according to a presentation Tuesday to Bexar County commissioners.

“The Human Performance Campus is an exciting part of our collective future — for our city, our community and Spurs Sports & Entertainment,” SS&E chief executive R.C. Buford said in a statement. “Over the last five decades, San Antonio and the Spurs have developed and grown together in amazing ways. We believe this project continues that tradition and will have an impact locally, regionally and nationally.”


The campus would be built at a major intersection and near the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Shops at La Cantera and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. An estimated 1,700 full-time employees would work on the campus....

Commissioners said the campus also would further research and investment in public health, including physical and mental health, and provide more green space for residents.

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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#26 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:54 am

Some goings-on with our Spurs. First, it's like Bryn never left :D Right back into community events, this one with Keldon:

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And working out with a much beefed up Luka:
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Post#27 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:59 am

Then Keldon, along with Lonnie and Jakob made their way to, I believe, Denver for Derrick's wedding!

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Congratulations, Derrick and Hannah!
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#28 » by GREY 1769 » Thu Sep 9, 2021 2:41 am

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I was thinking we could bring Matt up but it was more in the context of Ben Simmons. Then I thought well we just hired him as the G-League coach so maybe not. And yet here he is! I think this is an excellent addition. He played professionally, has a lot of international coaching experience, and in following the Austin Spurs, to a man all the players had glowing things to say about him. That he's been part of our program and understands our culture are added bonuses. Very solid.
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#29 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:30 am

This is late but important to recognize nonetheless:
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#30 » by GREY 1769 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:30 am

So a group of young vets hosted new Spurs and took in some cultural sights, did some SA sightseeing, and later went to a concert.
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Some observations: NBA height measurements are weird

Looks like based on Tre and Derrick's hats that the Coffee Gang tradition will continue with the new generation of Spurs

Last I'd read, Zach Collins was still on crutches so it's good to see him at least being able to walk around

Lots of our guys have been hanging around together this off season which is really good to see. It's a tight group; this is a bonding that is often underestimated but is one of those elements that helps hold a team together

Manu was along for some of it, wearing a Spurs polo shirt. Time to read too much into it. This keeps my hope alive of his becoming one of our assistant coaches this season. *fingers crossed* Anyway, it's great that he was involved like this. Love to see it!
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#31 » by GREY 1769 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:10 pm

Congratulations to everyone on their new positions:
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Spurs have announced some changes and promotions behind the ... oh my God Manu's BAAAAAAACK!!!

In the Spurs front office, Manu Ginobili has been named Special Advisor to Basketball Operations and Josh Ryan is now Senior Front End Developer.

Ginobili returns to the Spurs following a 16-year playing career with San Antonio where he helped the Silver and Black capture four NBA championships. The Spurs all-time leader in three-pointers made (1,495) and steals (1,392), his career winning percentage of .721 is the best in NBA history (min. 1,000 games). A native of Argentina and 23-year professional, Ginobili is one of only two players in the history of basketball to win a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal.

https://www.nba.com/spurs/spurs-announce-basketball-operations-staff-additions-promotions

Way to deliver Spurs earth shattering news in the most customarily understated way ever, Spurs! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I had a feeling (ok it was more like a hope) that Manu was returning when I saw him wearing that Spurs polo shirt in the previous post. Something official looking about those polo shirts. I thought it would be as an assistant, but this way Manu can greatly help spread the culture to the next generation of personnel and especially players while still getting to be with his family. Win win!

Welcome, Manu!!!!!!!
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Re: 2021 SPURS OFF-SEASON NEWS 

Post#32 » by GREY 1769 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:15 pm

I'm so happy!
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