For Spurs fans, the only time they see Peter Holt is after an NBA championship win. Of course he was a prominent figure in the organization; but when compared to someone like Mark Cuban or Steve Ballmer, Holt has been a silent assassin, working in the shadows to make sure the team runs smoothly. Holt, with his southern accent and red cheeks, has given Spurs fans lasting images of the Larry O'Brien trophy being hoisted on five different occasions. Since purchasing the team 20 years ago, he has made the San Antonio Spurs the model franchise in all of sports. He embodies so much of what the San Antonio Spurs are and what they stand for. In professional sports, winning starts at the top and works its way down, and that's probably as much as he would like to have said about himself.
Spurs nation thanks you for everything you have done, Mr. Holt, and for the unforgettable legacy you have left behind.
If this incentive were around when I was a kid, I would have been reading at a college level by the third grade.
A few weeks ago my girlfriend and I made the voyage to Phoenix to watch the Spurs go up against the Suns. I explained to her that things between the two franchises were different once upon a time. Spurs vs. Suns was one of the most riveting rivalries from the early to mid 2000's. I told her about Kawhi Leonard being out with a calf injury, and that a kid from UCLA named Kyle Anderson would be starting for him. "He's getting better but he's got a long way to go," I told her. "His nickname's Slowmo." With 9:40 left in the first quarter, Alex Len tried to save a ball from going out of bounds, but threw it straight to Anderson, who dribbled to the other end, did a quick in-and-out dribble to baffle Ronnie Price, and threw it down with one hand on Kris Humphries. After the dunk she looked at me and said, "Ya...he's pretty good."
Schools in San Antonio should throw this into their curriculum asap!