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Yet another offspring of the San Antonio Spurs is looking to come back and haunt them. It's not quite on the level
of GM Sam Presti building a Thunder squad that has established supremacy in the west over the Spurs, but one of their former video coordinators, Will Voigt, coached the Bakersfield Jam to an NBADL-best 36-14 record and now is looking to knock off the Spurs' affiliate and defending champion Austin Toros in the first-round of the D-League playoffs. (Had the privilege, on a couple of occasions, to play some seriously textbook pick-up hoops in the Alamodome with Presti, Voigt, Cavs assistant coach Joe Prunty, Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer, and a few others.) The 8th-seeded Toros are not letting go of their reign easily, upsetting the Jam in Game 1 of their three-game series. Voigt's ingenuity in finding loopholes for a competitive advantage are apparently very Spurs-like. When the league decided to give teams the exclusive rights to players in their area and exclude them from being draft-eligible, Voigt, a source says, began identifying players he wanted and having them move to the Bakersfield area.