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What We Can Learn About Teamwork and Culture

Updated a long time ago.


The Spurs have had great players, but there's a culture of teamwork and unselfishness. The Spurs (after learning their lesson with Dennis Rodman) have learned to draft and sign players who FIT into their culture and system.Here's a recent interview with head coach Gregg Popovich:

"Gregg Popovich broke down what he looks for in players, and it was an inspiring life lesson"

"For us, it's easy. We're looking for character, but what the hell does that mean? We're looking for people -- and I've said it many times -- [who] have gotten over themselves, and you can tell that pretty quickly. You can talk to somebody for four or five minutes, and you can tell if it's about them, or if they understand that they're just a piece of the puzzle. So we look for that. A sense of humor is a huge thing with us. You've got to be able to laugh. You've got to be able to take a dig, give a dig -- that sort of thing."