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Phil Jackson: San Antonio Spurs are not a dynasty


The San Antonio Spurs have won four NBA Championships in the Gregg Popovich era and nearly won a fifth last season. Some call the Spurs the model franchise, but legendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson wouldn’t exactly call them a dynasty.

His slight to the Spurs came while addressing reports that Knicks star Carmelo Anthony would lower his salary to help the Knicks get some financial flexibility to improve the team.

“Tim Duncan making the salary he’s making after being part of a dynasty—not a dynasty, I wouldn’t call San Antonio a dynasty—a force, a great force,” Jackson said, via Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone. “They haven’t been able to win consecutive championships but they’ve always been there. San Antonio has had a wonderful run through Tim’s tenure there as a player. He’s agreed to take a salary cut so other players can play with him so they can be this good. And that’s the beginning of team play.”

Maybe there is some truth to the back-to-back championship point, but I think winning three titles over five seasons counts for a dynasty.

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