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Y!> Spurs after 5th title as Duncan era begins to dim

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* "It’s just a freak of nature that our contracts coincide perfectly," quipped Popovich, dusting off a wisecrack he’s recycled for years. * "I don’t think there’s been many things that have gone on since Tim joined this program—I mean, since when we joined Tim’s program—that Tim hasn’t had significant input on," Buford said. * "He’s the same. He’s fundamental, one of the smartest players I’ve ever played against," O’Neal said. "For me and him, it’s the first to five (championships). That’s it."
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