Forbes Magazine Selects San Antonio Spurs Top Team of the Decade
n Forbes Magazine’s “What Are They Worth” issue that recently hit newsstands, the San Antonio Spurs was selected as the Team of the Decade among the four major sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL). Teams were measured by equal parts on-field performance and financial valuation growth since 2000. Performance factors were overall winning percentage, playoff appearances and championships. On the financial side, teams were rated based on the percentage difference between its valuation growth and that of an average team in its league.
The Best (And Worst) Teams of the Decade: On and off the court, the San Antonio Spurs stand out as the most dominant franchise of the '00s.
In addition Forbes recently came out with its list of most valuable basketball teams. San Antonio comes in at 10 on the list, ranking in the Top 10 for the past four years.
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