According to Forbes, the San Antonio Spurs are the NBA's best bang for the buck team:
We looked at the last five completed seasons to determine which teams were the best when it comes to performance versus pay. Playoff wins counted twice as heavily as regular-season ones. For player costs we included spending on player benefits, but not luxury tax payments. We compared each team’s annual performance and spending to the league median and averaged those five years of numbers. The Spurs fared the best at 47% above the NBA average.
The Spurs have averaged 56 regular-season wins (second best in the NBA) and an NBA-high 10.6 playoff wins over the past five years. They have done that with player costs that average $73 million annually, only ninth highest in the NBA. Credit coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford, who have been with the team since before Duncan arrived. It’s the kind of stability rarely seen in a league where only seven coaches have been on the sidelines for four full seasons with their current teams. Owner Peter Holt has seen the value of his team soar from $122 million to $404 million since Duncan arrived as the consistent winning helped get AT&T Center built mostly with public money.
Coming in second place was the Phoenix Suns and third was the Cleveland Cavaliers. Failing to make the list was the Dallas Mavericks.
This is just another reason why Spurs fans should appreciate this team and the winning culture it has brought to the city of San Antonio. Be proud Spurs fan.
The Spurs are the only NBA team to win championships without overspending that's how good they are Go Spurs Go!
Very well said everyone, just another reason to be a Spurs fan right? Thanks for all the reads and comments keep it coming.
Indeed the Spurs gets the best for the buck team. DeJuan Blair and Gary Neal are two best examples of players that gives the best bang for the buck!
The best in the league, the best front office, the best personnel and the classiest people are from the Spurs! Go Spurs Go!
This just means great management from the front office to the coaching staff and to all the Spurs players, I'm proud to be a Spurs fan.
This comes to no surprise, the Spurs are one of the best franchise in basketball because they have a great front office and they really know how to spend their money.
No question about it. The Spurs are the best among all the teams because of their sports' culture that blends good with the San Antonio community fostering the attitude of winning tradition and giving back a sense of goodness from each member belonging to its community. Good to feel this way as a citizen of the City myself and am glad that the management team is making the dough they deserve by managing the business wisely. Go Spurs Go.
Spurs are so far above hype. The Big Fundamental not only our best player, he is the driving force behind the mentality of the the Spurs, which is copmplete unselfishness. Much like Barcelona is for football.
@Alvin You said it man! Blair and Neal is really giving the best bang for the Buck. Blair less than 1M a year for three years a starting center all season and Neal a sharp-shooting three point wing man for less roughly $525,000 a year for three years nothing beats that!