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Aside from being named the 2011-12 NBA Coach of the Year, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich also has a reputation for being blunt, curt and often sarcastic with media.
From him being snippy with reporters who ask him baseless questions to his live TV interviews where he shows the world just how snarky he can be, Popovich usually brings the laughs whenever he is interviewed.
ESPN's Rich Bucher was recently on XX 1090 am radio with Darren Smith in San Diego and spoke about a lost interview with Pop. In the interview, Bucher spoke about how Pop inserted Boris Diaw into the lineup and Pop responded, "Who cares?" And that led to an interview that was so bad, the interview was shelved.
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Gregg Popovich is the NBA's Coach of the Year after leading the San Antonio Spurs to 50 wins in the lockout-shortened season and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
The announcement came Tuesday. Popovich also won the award in 2003 when San Antonio won its second of four championships, and he might be headed for a fifth ring if the Spurs keep this up.
After a 12-9 start...
“NBA.com” has reported that San Antonio Spurs bench boss Gregg Popovich was named the NBA Coach Of The Year Award. Popovich who has been the Spurs head coach for the last 16 seasons, won the award for the second time; he also received it for the 2002-2003 campaign.
Popovich did a very skilful job during the regular season as he led his squad to a mark of 50-16; tying the...
Last night, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was awarded his 2012 NBA Coach of the Year award but didn't seem exactly happy to get it.
Watch as Pop rolls his eyes at the stoppage of play and tries to give the award to one of his assistants who refused to take it after the ceremony was over:
San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, is to be named Coach of the Year. It will be his second time receiving this honor in his 16 year tenure. It was Spurs’ beat writer, Mike Monroe, that tweeted the news that sent NBA nerds to their keyboards. After being upset in round one last season [...]
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When Gregg Popovich took over the Spurs in the mid-90s, he sought to create a formula of small market success similar to the Jazz.
Twitter / @Monroe_SA: Popovich to be named Coach ... via kwout
That would be 2:00 San Antonio time.
This is an award Pop totally deserves. No one expected San Antonio to be this good, especially with Manu Ginobili being out for a month and the need to rest his starters more often than other teams.
But it worked out well so far. It also helps that Tony...
Coach Gregg Popovich modeled his San Antonio Spurs after the small-market Utah Jazz, following the lead of Jerry Sloan, who had a no-nonsense style and hard-nosed players.
If the first two games of their first-round Western Conference matchup are any indication, the Jazz still have a long way to go to regain the swagger of the good old days under Sloan, Karl Malone and John Stockton...
If you consider the fact that reigning MVP Derrick Rose missed almost half the season to various injuries, the Chicago Bulls had a hell of a season. The Bulls still would've had a hell of a season even if Rose hadn't missed all those games. They finished with the same record as the San Antonio Spurs and looked great, especially on defense even when Rose was out. Much...
The " Big 3" in Boston of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett ("Big 4" if you want to throw in Rajon Rondo) is one of the most respected, accomplished group of teammates of all time. It seems like those guys have been together forever and they’ve been led by their coach, Doc Rivers, to an NBA title and some other solid runs to go along with it.
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The San Antonio Spurs made quick work of the Utah Jazz in game two of their playoff series as they defeated them handily by the score of 114-83.During the game, Spurs guard Tony Parker had an interesting exchange with head coach Gregg Popovich who wanted to limit him to 29 minutes.Then, Tony P told Popovich that he was rested and to quote him, "I'm 29":
This year came down to a two-man race: Thibs or Pop? The results for 2012 NBA Coach of the Year are in:
THE NBA Realist: Tom Thibodeau
By far, the toughest of all of the selections. I cannot remember a more hotly contested COY contest, as both Tom Thibodeau and Gregg Popovich were deserving, once again proving masterful in getting the most out of their teams for the second straight...
Fox SportsGregg Popovich was selected as the NBA's Coach of the Year on Tuesday after leading the San Antonio Spurs to 50 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference in the lockout-shortened season.
Popovich received 77 first-place votes. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was second (27), Indiana coach Frank Vogel was third (7) and Memphis coach Lionel Hollins was fourth (6...