Of all the teams to have visited the Oval Office during Obama’s two terms, the San Antonio Spurs seem to have made the greatest impression on the president.
During his speech at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Obama was asked which NBA team he would sign with if he were the 2018 free agent class. This was his response:
“I am just basking in the scenario. I think it’s fair to say that there are organizations in the NBA that may not win every year, they are focused on the team, they treat everybody in the organization with respect. That is the kind organization that I would want to be a part . I will say that over the last 15 in basketball, San Antonio would be a great example. There is a little drama popping up right now. If you look at what they’ve built, its just a smart, well run operation with good culture.”
Obama was careful to mention he had friends that were owners NBA franchises, and alluded to the Rockets, Warriors and Celtics as worthy destinations. In my opinion, Obama would be best suited in a pick and roll fence where his measured efficiency would look good next to a big power forward.