AT&T CENTER – In his 13-year career, Earl Watson has played with the former Seattle Sonics, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, and today, the Portland Trail Blazers.
During his time of journeying around the Western conference there’s always been one consistent and constant dominant team Watsons faced out West – the San Antonio Spurs.
Before the Blazers defeated the Spurs for the second time this season on Friday evening, I caught up with Watson in the Blazers locker room and asked him his thoughts on how the Spurs have maintained their success in morphing from an MVP Tim Duncan post-play dominant team in the past, to today’s transition team led by Tony Parker.
“It all starts with Pop,” said Watson. “I think Pop has built a culture (here). He does a great job of getting people that fit his culture and what he believes in, and since I’ve been in the NBA, he’s been the most dominant coach in the NBA for the last 13 years, just from my experience.”no comments