The Spurs and the Pats seem to be at the top of their respective divisions every year. They both have squeezed out some championships since 2000 and have identical recipes. Here are some stats that show their relation:
Spurs since 2000:
- NBA Championships: 2003, 2005, 2007
- Conference Titles: 2003,2005, 2007
- Division Titles: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Patriots since 2000:
- Super Bowls: 2001, 2003, 2004
- Conference Championships: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011
- Division Championships: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
The reason they both have all this success is due to their genius coaches, legendary leadership, and a hard working supporting cast. Bill Belicheck and Greg Popovich have similar attitudes, styles, and respect.
Tom Brady and Tim Duncan have both been with their teams since they have been drafted and have been the main source of both of their team’s success. Both are automatic hall of famers and OGs of their leagues. Both have always been humble for the amount of success they have. Without these players, both teams would be nowhere.
Tony Parker and Teddy Brushci have both helped their teams as generals. Parker has been the floor general for San Antonio since 2001 and Bruschi was the Pat’s defensive general up until 2008. Both players have been loyal to their franchies as well as All Pros for their respective leagues. Both players were a main piece of their teams success.
Manu Ginobili and Troy Brown have been the above average players who make the right play at the right time, always do the little things that make a difference, and are both franchise legends. Manu has consistently been an incredible 6th man who always seems to make big plays in the playoffs. Troy Brown was an average receiver but played the role as the go to guy. When times were tough, Brady would look for Troy.
Everything matches up. With the foundation these two franchises have built, when will their success come to a halt?