In what has become an annual tradition, the Spurs are once again ranked among the in America by ESPN.
With the distilled down to eight categories, the Spurs took third out of 122 franchises, trailing only Oklahoma City and the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. They ranked first in four categories: Fan relations, ownership, players and coaching.
It marked San Antonio’s seventh top three finish since ESPN first began the rankings in 2003. The Spurs were named No. 1 in 2004 and 2006, and have never finished lower than ninth. Indeed, according to team spokesman Tom James, they are the only franchise to finish in the Top 10 all 10 years.