RC Buford Rumors
Coincidentally, the Spurs are in Brooklyn on Monday so let’s hope Prokhorov and his underbosses are taking notes. The Spurs are the gold standard because they have great ownership, smart people running the front office, a great head coach and an all-time franchise player. Finding the latter is the key and that’s not easy. But the Nets have the ability and resources to build a stable organization whether they hire Calipari, Buford or any other worthy candidate. And it begins with Prokhorov, Razumov and Yormark allowing their basketball people to run the operation. Their way isn’t working. We have the record and the attendance figures to prove it.
Michael C. Wright: 76ers coach Brett Brown, a former Spurs assistant, on his return to San Antonio: “I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. You’re reminded of what you want. You get a little bit jealous. You want what they have. What they have has taken time. The culture they have built is amazing. When you look at world sport, I’ve lived overseas for 17 years, and coached in three Olympic games, and I see many things through not an insular lens. You see it whole, and I look at what they have done as it relates to global sport. You don’t sustain the annual success they have sustained without having amazing people. They have five Hall of Fame people. I will go to Springfield, Massachusetts five times I believe in Pop, Timmy, Tony, and Manu and I believe RC Buford. And their body of work over the duration that they’ve sustained it is amazing. It’s truly amazing. That is culture. So when I come here, it’s you want what they have, but it takes time. “
However, as RC Buford said to the Greek channel OTE TV, he was also eager to meet Giorgos Printezis. Printezis’ NBA rights belong to the Spurs and Buford met him for the first time. What’s more interesting is that Buford kept the NBA door open for him. As RC Buford said: “It was good to meet with Giorgos. We traded for his rights last summer and this was the first time I got to spend some time with him. I have never met him before”. Printezis has a contract with Olympiacos until the summer of 2017, but Buford doesn’t exclude anything: “I think that a part of this decision belongs to him. For sure we will be following him and if our needs fit his needs, then we will see what happens”.