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April 3, 2014 Updates

The Spurs likely will sign former Texas player Damion James to a 10-day contract and have the 6-foot-7 guard-forward join them in Oklahoma City, where they are to meet the Thunder on Thursday night. James has been playing for D-League The Texas Legends, in the north Dallas suburb of Frisco, a relatively easy drive up Interstate-35 to Oklahoma City. San Antonio Express-News

April 2, 2014 Updates

Remarkably, the Spurs have more No. 1 seeds in the last 15 years than any other team, anyway. San Antonio as No. 1 seed in last 15 years: 2011-12: Went 50-16, lost to Oklahoma City Thunder in conference finals; 2010-11: Went 61-21, lost to Memphis Grizzlies in first round; 2005-06: Went 63-19, lost to Dallas Mavericks in second round; 2002-03: Went 60-22, won NBA championship; 2000-01: Went 58-24, lost to Los Angels Lakers in conference finals; 1998-99: Went 37-13, won NBA championship. The Spurs, who lead the second-place Thunder by 3.5 games, are on the verge of receiving yet another No. 1 seed. NBCSports.com

Tim Duncan of the Spurs is already a legend of the NBA. Tim Duncan ended 16 of his 17 seasons played in the NBA with at least 50 victories in regular season. The only season so far with less than 50 wins was due to the '98 NBA lockout (Spurs went 37-13). Sportando

April 1, 2014 Updates
March 31, 2014 Updates

Only two other teams in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, have gone unbeaten in March. Pat Riley’s New York Knicks went 14-0 in March 1994 en route to the NBA Finals. And Larry Costello’s Milwaukee Bucks went 13-0 in March 1973, only to lose in the first round of the playoffs to Golden State as a Western Conference team. Hill’s Spurs were ousted in the second round of the 1996 postseason by Utah. ESPN.com

March 30, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich admitted he is getting antsy for a loss. He'll have to wait. Marco Belinelli scored 18 points and San Antonio never trailed after its opening possession, extending its winning streak to 17 games with a 96-80 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. The Spurs once again used fluid passing and tireless player movement to overwhelm an opponent. San Antonio finished with 24 assists while going 37 for 78 from the field in snapping New Orleans' five-game winning streak. "They move around a lot, and run their sets hard," Pelicans guard Brian Roberts said. "Whatever they're running, they are moving constantly. It puts pressure on a defense to play 24 seconds worth." USA Today Sports

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich admits that he watches the NCAA Tournament to steal things from NCAA coaches: Gregg Popovich is one of the best basketball coaches on the planet, but that doesn't mean he isn't open to learning new things from other coaches. Popovich recently admitted that he watches NCAA Tournament games to find things he can steal from college basketball coaches. "There is always something," Popovich said. "Not just necessarily a play, maybe it's the way they substituted or managed, what kind of a wrinkle they've put into their team defense." Sulia

March 29, 2014 Updates
March 28, 2014 Updates

Andrew Bogut: I still think the Spurs are the team to beat in the West as they have the most depth of any side in the league right now. They don't miss a beat when they are missing key players, so it's a compliment to Gregg Popovich and they are sure to be a force to be reckoned with during the playoffs. Sportal

March 27, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker confirmed to TP Show (via Catch-and-Shoot) that Livio Jean-Charles will remain with ASVEL Villeurbanne next season. The guard missed the entire season due to a knee injury and will return next summer. Jean-Charles has been selected by the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 28th overall pick. "I have already talked with the Spurs" said Parker. "He will stay with ASVEL next season. They believe he will have a breakout season" added Parker. Sportando

At one point Young thought he might be Leonard’s teammate. He said was aware of the rumors that had him being traded to the Spurs (Young and Duncan share the same agent). Young said he would have embraced the move, as winning is the only thing on his mind. “You know, it’s a great opportunity,” Young said. “I’m one of those guys that just want to win. … We play the game and make a lot of money, but this is our career and me personally, I want to win. I want to play for a winning team, I want to win a championship. … At the end day, right now, the trade deadline is over and I’m just trying to develop guys and rebuild the culture.” San Antonio Express-News

Asked if he’s thought about this offseason, and the possibility that he name will again surface in trade rumors, Young said he hasn’t thought about it. But when he was asked again about joining Leonard in San Antonio, he smiled saying: “It can happen. Like I said, I can play with anybody.” San Antonio Express-News

But inexplicable noises in the same hotel that spooked Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan on their recent stay in California just might be among them. Udoka said had no idea about their experience, or the history of the allegedly-haunted Claremont Resort, until reading about it several days later. “I never would have thought anything of it until I read that article,” he said. “Same thing. Same sounds. Kids in the hallway. I didn’t know any of the details of it until I read (about Ayres and Duncan). I remember hearing (voices) and looking out the peep hole and nobody’s out there. So it kind of creeped me out when I thought about it afterwards. I didn’t know any of the stories, nothing. I just remember hearing it. “It wasn’t exactly above me, stomping like the typical sound you here with somebody (in the room) above you. It was kind of in the walls. It was weird. Little clicks and sounds all day, the middle of the day. But the baby in the hallway, or a child. That’s what I remember specifically. I’m not superstitious. I haven’t really had any experience like that. For me, to even acknowledge that is (weak). “I’m not the type of guy to say any BS. But I remember it. It’s creepy now. I don’t want to stay there any more with all these stories.” San Antonio Express-News

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