It is no coincidence the opposing head coaches in this year's NBA Finals are among the longest serving in the game.
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins will not be offered a new contract and is no longer with the club.
The San Antonio Spurs refuse to let talk of them being too old get in the way of their NBA championship dreams.
Factbox on the San Antonio Spurs, who won the Western Conference championship to qualify for the NBA Finals.
The San Antonio Spurs can only watch, wait and practise until their NBA Finals opponent is decided.
The San Antonio Spurs are just one win away from the NBA Finals after coming back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 in overtime.
LeBron James veteran Kobe Bryant headlined the list of players selected for the All-NBA team, the league said on Thursday.
The Indiana Pacers fell just short in the Eastern Conference finals opener but their display pumped life into the play-offs.
LeBron James won the NBA Eastern Conference Finals opener in overtime as Miami Heat held off a determined Indiana Pacers.
San Antonio Spurs ground out a 93-89 win over Memphis Grizzlies to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
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