Love the Spurs or hate them, its hard to argue with four rings in nine years. The Spurs represent all that is good in professional sports. Teamwork, good citizenship and hard work. They are a model team built on stability and consistency.
Inside the organization people know the impact Popovich has had both on and off the bench. It was Pop who had the Jacob Riis words translated and posted in the locker room,
"When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before."
Practice makes perfect and teamwork makes winners. There are lessons to be learned in all aspects of life from these words. So hammer away Spurs and thanks for being an inspiring group of winners.