The San Antonio Spurs are a proud team that will not back down from their quest to win a championship.
Everyone in the organization—from the owner to the front office and down to the players on the court—believes that this group can accomplish its goal of raising a banner in the AT&T Center in June of 2013.
That mentality played a large role in how the Spurs approached the offseason after being eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, four games to two.
There hasn’t been much change to the roster, which is a good thing after this squad won 50 contests in a lockout-shortened 66-game season. The Spurs are banking on their playoff-hardened experiences to bring them back to a No. 1 seed in the West and another chance to win a title.
Will they be able to accomplish this lofty goal, or is San Antonio simply afraid to let go of the past? Can Tim Duncan live up to his new contract at the age of 36? Have the Spurs made the proper changes that will allow them to get past OKC and the Los Angeles Lakers in the conference?
We’ll tackle all of that and more in the 2012-13 Spurs season preview, which includes their summer moves, the projected lineup and depth chart, strengths and weaknesses of the roster, storylines to watch, a predicted outcome and much more.