Because of their accomplishments, several assistant coaches have left the organization to become successful head coaches and front office personnel while instilling the methodologies learned while affiliated with the team. While having talent players is the start to a team. Without the coaches and management behind these players, few will ever reach their true potential.
Not only are the Spurs a great sports organization which allows for the community to band together for a common cause, they also support the community in many charitable ways. One of the greatest ways they give back is with the Team Up Challenge that supports students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Silver & Black Give Back is a public charity that invests in the community in partnership with the entire Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams. For more than 25 years the players, coaches and staff have focused on fostering young talent and enriching the community by encouraging local youth to become responsible adults and give back through programs like Spurs Youth Basketball League and Team Up Challenge.
For 2014, the Silver and Black Give Back named five student-led groups as the Team Up Challenge Champions awarding each $20,000. The five Champions were selected based on presentations made to the Team Up Challenge review committee, online voting and overall commitment to making the community impact over the course of the academic year. These groups