Spurs comfortable with status quo

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The offseason for the Spurs couldn't have gone any easier. San Antonio decided to keep its team together from last season and did just that.

"Lots of times you don't have a choice because of contracts, numbers or whatever," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "This year we were just able to do everything and stay under the (luxury tax threshold) at the same time, which was a goal. We wanted to stay under the tax and just try to do a good job business-wise."

San Antonio re-signed free agents Tim Duncan, Danny Green, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills. Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, both playing in the Olympics, are back.

The Spurs are also high on second-year forward Kawhi Leonard as well as holdovers such as Gary Neal, Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner.

Popovich believes there's enough room for internal growth to challenge Western Conference champ Oklahoma City and the league's other contenders.

"We had a very good year and went a pretty long ways and would have liked to have gone further, but we'd like to keep that group together," Popovich said. "Boris just arrived, basically Danny's first year, Kawhi's first year and I think we can get better. We're going to stick with the group and see how it goes."

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