Found April 19, 2012 on A Stern Warning:

bogut australia

The 2012 London Olympic Games are mere months away. Once again, the Australian Boomers have a talented squad of internationally experienced stars that will be put together to form a squad that will challenge on the fringes of a medal. 

Head coach Brett Brown, currently serving as Assistant Coach with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, talks in this video about the talent the team has, their preparations and how he sees the team integrating for the Olympics.


We will go into more detail with previews as the Olympics approach, but briefly, the top names that come into contention for the squad are:


Andrew Bogut, David Andersen, Matt Nielsen, Aleks Maric, Aron Baynes, AJ Ogilvy


David Barlow, Joe Ingles, Mark Worthington, Brad Newley, Peter Crawford


Patty Mills, Damian Martin, Adam Gibson, Matthew Dellavedova 


Spurs' Parker says Ginobili is crazy, wants long NBA career

We’ve been hearing a lot from Tony Parker lately. If you watched the San Antonio Spurs’ game against the Lakers the other night, you saw him mic’d up, giving some insight into what he’s really like on the floor. I was kind of surprised that he showed a lot of personality out there and looked like he was having a good time. I really enjoyed it. He also recently did an...

Some NBA players would prefer playing for Rivers, D'Antoni over Popovich

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has led the Spurs franchise to four NBA titles, is a former NBA Coach of the Year, can take relatively unknown players and make them a key cog in the Spurs machine, and year-in and year-out has San Antonio competing for a championship. Apparently that is not good enough for some NBA players. recently did a player's poll with...

Don't expect Pop to list Duncan as 'old' again

You know what they say about the San Antonio Spurs -- they're old and boring. And most point to Spurs' star Tim Duncan as the poster child of the label given to San Antonio with his emotionless play, stoic look and well, his advanced age for a basketball player. Obviously those who do make those remarks really do not follow the Spurs closely to know that label is far from...

The best lineup for the Spurs heading into the playoffs

The 2012 NBA playoffs are just around the corner and there’s no doubt that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is refining his lineups trying to find the best way to utilize the depth he has. has an interesting tool where you can compare all the different lineups and player combinations that a team puts on the floor. It gives you a bit of a headache if you...

POTD 4/17/12: Tim Duncan on Josh McRoberts

With averages of 16 points and 9 boards in pretty limited minutes over the month of April, Tim Duncan has been looking awfully spry lately.  He’s got his Spurs on a 17-game roll during which they’ve racked up 15 wins and made their move to the top of the Western Conference.  Last night, Timmy may have felt a bit of extra motivation due to the 30 rebounds Andrew Bynum hung...

Parker reflects on his rookie season

Yesterday I wrote a post about an interview with Tony Parker. In the interview TP talked about his relationship with Coach Pop and how it’s progressed over the years. Parker said he’s come a long way to get to where he is with his coach today. At the beginning it was no picnic. Coach Popovich says when the San Antonio Spurs first worked out Parker they didn’t like him...

Popovich: Seeing Kobe good for Spurs’ Leonard

Tonight marks the third time in 10 days that the San Antonio Spurs (45-16) and the Los Angeles Lakers (40-23) will face each other. Both teams have looked dominant on each other’s floor, but this game has a more meaningful feeling to it because it will be the first time the Spurs face the Lakers with shooting guard Kobe Bryant. “It’s good for our young guys to get a look...

Spurs 127, Kings 102

Tiago Splitter and Gary Neal scored 17 points each, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 127-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Using their reserves extensively all game, the Spurs beat the Kings in Sacramento for an eighth straight time and remained a half-game in front of Oklahoma City for the top seed in the Western Conference...

Duncan rests, Spurs demolish Kings on road

67 points, this is just a random number. However, when you give a random number a meaning, a story line unfolds. Take the San Antonio Spurs for example; the Spurs have won their last three games in the last three nights by a combined 67-points. The Spurs defeated the Golden State Warriors on Monday by 21-points, then defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by 21-points on Tuesday, and on...

Lakers Jordan Hill claps after Tony Parker lay-up (Video)

The San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has one of his best games of the season in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last night.Parker was so good that he even had Lakers players clapping for him. Check out the Lakers Jordan Hill who decided to clap after Parker crossed over Roman Sessions for a lay-up:(Courtesy of D Wizzle's World)

5 things to watch for in tonight's Spurs vs. Lakers matchup

The San Antonio Spurs (45-16) will face the Los Angeles Lakers (40-23) for the final time during the regular season in San Antonio as both teams will look to take the series lead. The Spurs and Lakers have both split their first two meetings this season with both teams winning on the road. Add the fact both teams have won convincingly makes tonight's game key as to which team...

Dunk of the Night: Tim Duncan Posterizes Josh McRoberts

Dunk of the Night: Duncan over McRoberts

Manu's pregame ritual requires no Beats By Dre

Dr. Dre is a genius.  He makes amazing music for himself and others, he brought 2pac back to life, he's transformed himself in to the most built producer in the business and he's done it naturally (wink, wink, elbow nudge).  He's also turned players getting off a team bus in to an advertisement for his awesome sounding, but overpriced head phones.  Name an NBA player...

Lakers-Spurs Preview

The San Antonio Spurs handed the Los Angeles Lakers their worst loss of the season earlier this week, but that came with Kobe Bryant sidelined. The Spurs likely won't get such a break this time with the Lakers star set to return from injury. The Western Conference-leading Spurs will be trying to extend their winning streak to six Friday night, but Bryant is expected to play...

Spurs-Kings Preview

A four-game winning streak has given the San Antonio Spurs sole possession of the Western Conference lead. A visit to Sacramento would appear to be a good way for them to maintain it. The Spurs aim for a sweep of their three-game, three-day trip through California on Wednesday night by going for their eighth straight visit to the Kings. San Antonio (44-16) holds a lead of one...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.