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If Nothing Else, D'Antoni Has a Philosophy

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"Say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."--Walter Sobchak

 

"I don't have a system, I'm just trying to win games..."--Mike D'Antoni, Jan. 29, 2013

 

Back in October I spoke to Chris Webber while working on the SLAM NBA Preview issue. We spent an hour on the phone going team-by-team through the entire NBA, and about halfway through, after discussing numerous good and bad teams, we got to the San Antonio Spurs. And in comparing the Spurs players to players from other franchises, it was here that Webb said something that's been clattering around my head all season: "As we talk about some of these teams, it's unfair to talk about some of these players, because I've been a player in a system-less system, and...

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