The air conditioning unit at the AT&T Center was one of the most controversial factors of this year's NBA Finals. When the A/C went out in Game 1, and on-court temperatures soared to near 90 degrees, LeBron James' legs seized with cramps in the game's final minutes. The Spurs went on to win the game while LeBron spent the crucial moments confined to the bench.
Now, the Spurs are looking to hire a new "Senior Operations Manager", one who will oversee all facilities operations at the AT&T Center. In what must surely (not) be a coincidence, the job posting on the team's website makes sure to mention that applicants must be familiar with HVAC systems. In fact, the posting lists HVAC knowledge as a job requirement three times.
After the infamous "Cramp Game", Jason Terry went as far as to suggest Spurs coach Gregg Popovich cut the A/C off intentionally. Come to think of it, the Spurs don't say they're looking for someone to fix the A/C. Maybe they're looking for someone who can cut the cord more quickly and help make opponents wilt.
- Dan Gartland