They draft intelligently. I was watching Moneyball last night and thinking about the Spurs. They consistently draft guys that get overlooked and have a strong enough system to hide their initial deficiencies and play to their strengths. Eventually these guys grow, and in the case of Leonard, they trade an overlooked guy in Goerge Hill for someone who has all-star level talent for the future. They go on winning because Popovich and Buford are completely in step with what they want to do, and they understand the landscape in terms of how to thrive being the smallest of small market teams.
I think this team is going to be in the toilet with this playoff pipe dream. we'll be lucky to win 30 games this year.