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Now the president of the Knicks, Jackson was at it again on Wednesday, sneaking in a quick jab on the Spurs’ inability to defend any of their four championships while complimenting Tim Duncan for taking a salary cut on his most recent contract.
As told by New York Newsday’s Al Iannazzone:
Tim Duncan making the salary he’s making after being part of a dynasty – not a dynasty, I wouldn’t call San Antonio a dynasty — a force, a great force. They haven’t been able to win consecutive championships but they’ve always been there. San Antonio has had a wonderful run through Tim’s tenure there as a player. He’s agreed to take a salary cut so other players can play with him so they can be this good. And that’s the beginning of team play.
It’s probably a matter of semantics. The Spurs never even reached the Finals after winning a championship, let alone defending their title. But they’ve also engineered the most successful 17-year stretch in NBA history with a winning percentage of 70.6 and 15 straight seasons with at least 50 victories.