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Spurs’ Biggest Draft Mistake Gives Them Hell Again

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Picture him in a Spurs uniform slashing to the basket and making defenses pay for open perimeter looks.

Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford should think about it.

They imagined it in 2003 and passed because they wanted somebody else.

Months after Tony Parker stumbled badly in the 2003 Finals, the Spurs went after the point guard they had just beaten. The goal was simple: get Jason Kidd in a San Antonio uniform.

Popovich did not believe Parker would become what he is today. The coach lacked that critical trust factor and pined for a veteran who would not fold in the clutch.

Hindsight shows the Spurs' failed pursuit of Kidd to be a moronic blessing. Had they lande...

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