What's next for the Spurs, Nets?

Updated: June 16, 2003, 10:22 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
For those of you who are just relieved that this year's NBA champions aren't wearing purple and gold, I have some good news and some bad news for you.

The good news? Get used to it. The Lakers no longer have the ring, the best player on the planet or a monopoly on all of that "peat" crap. Tim Duncan's dominating performance in the playoffs, capped by a near quadruple-double in Game 6, means that the Spurs are going to keep rolling as long as Duncan does.

The bad news? With a little over $14 million to play with in cap room this summer, the Spurs haven't even begun to play their best basketball. How often can you say that about a newly crowned champion?

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer