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San Antonio Spurs: 5 Adjustments Gregg Popovich Needs to Make for 2012-13
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The San Antonio Spurs had another sensational season, winning a league-high 50 games during a lockout-shortened campaign. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich conceded after their elimination at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals that his team may have overachieved.

Coach Pop was a big reason why; he kept the aging Spurs competitive by tinkering with a system that has led San Antonio to four NBA championships in his tenure. 

With Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili on the downside of their careers, Pop turned the reigns over to his All-Star, Tony Parker. He surrounded Parker with shooters and implemented an offense built around the point guard's ability to penetrate and kick.

Pop also developed several of his younger players—such as Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter—by placing them in specific roles where they could succeed.

The Spurs coach was rewarded with Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career, but the team fell short of its ultimate goal of winning a championship. Pop must continue tinkering with his system and rotations in order for the Spurs to compete for one more season.

Here are five adjustments Coach Popovich needs to make heading into the 2012-13 season.  

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