Found September 19, 2013 on
getty images Gregg Popovich does not like losing. So losing in the NBA Finals had to be the pits. The Spurs appeared on their way to winning the NBA Championship in Game 6 but went on to lose the final two games in their series against the Miami Heat. Afterwards the San Antonio Spurs head coach told the San Antonio Express News that he got “lugubrious” or really sad. Though Popovich said he’s since recovered thanks to a talk from his daughter, Jill. “OK, Dad, let me get this straight: You won four championships, and you go to a fifth Finals. Other coaches lose all the time. But poor Greggy can’t lose because he’s special. Can you please get over yourself? End of story.” He stared at her — then started laughing. Hadn’t his daughter told him the same get-over-yourself line he’s told so many others? “That started me on the path to recovery,” he said. The Spurs play their first preseason game on Oct 9 and their first regular season game on Oct. 30. For those wondering they do play at Miami

Gregg Popovich’s daughter told him ‘get over yourself’ after NBA Finals loss

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has accomplished more in his NBA coaching career than most other coaches could ever dream of. He is a four-time NBA champion and two-time coach of the year. Last season, he came one win away from being able to fill an entire hand with championship rings. Pop says the […]

ESPN The Magazine proclaims Spurs second-best sports franchise in 2013

Sustained excellence, perennial title contender, a fan base second to none and quality players on and off the court are just a few ways to describe the San Antonio Spurs franchise. With Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich and owner Peter Holt setting the tone, the Spurs have become the envy of sports franchises which has netted the team four NBA titles, winning regular seasons and consistent...

Jeff Pendergraph Changing Last Name To Ayres

Jeff Pendergraph is changing his last name to Ayres as he begins a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Ayres is the family name of his biological father. Ayres had taken the surname of a stepfather who hasn't been in his life since he was in high school. “I didn't know who my dad was until I was a senior in high school,” Jeff Ayres said Wednesday. Ayres was...

Photo: What's the Spurs' Coyote up to?

The best mascot in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs Coyote, is up to some shenanigans with the Blazers' mascot and it involves a cheerleader being tied up in front of a train. The Coyote sent out a photo via Twitter which from the looks of it is rather... interesting. Obviously it is harmless fun and it's just from a video shoot for the upcoming NBA season. Check it...

Video: Spurs' Mills on life in the NBA, being a Spur & more

If there's one noticeable attribute of the San Antonio Spurs, it is their abundance of international players on their roster. From Tony Parker to Manu Ginobili to the newest Spur Marco Belinelli, the Spurs have a roster with players from all over the globe. Recently, the Spurs' Australian point guard, Patty Mills, went on a talk show called "The Project" which...

Video: Boris Diaw making an impact off the court

From being able to score in the paint, hit the outside shot to finding the open player, San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw definitely makes an impact whenever he is on the court. But off the court is where he probably would say is where his biggest impact is felt. Diaw, who has familial ties to Africa (his father is from Senegal), is doing what he can to ensure the people...

Buford to Tony Parker: Play less

San Antonio Spurs GM R.C. Buford has spent last week at EuroBasket in Slovenia checking up on the stable of Spurs players still participating in the competition.   The Spurs-laden French national team has very likely commanded much of R.C's attention, and rightly so.   France has Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nando De Colo all playing significant minutes. The...

Eurobasket: Italy won't advance to Semi-Finals after loss to Lithuania

On Wednesday, San Antonio Spurs players Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nando De Colo advanced to the Semi-Finals at the 2013 Eurobasket with the French National team. Their Italian Spurs teammate Marco Belinelli would try to do the same on Thursday, however Lithuania would deny Italy any chance of advancement. In a game that was close to the end, Lithuania ended up defeating Italy...

Tony Parker: Game 6 Of Spurs-Heat Finals Is 'Going To Hurt Until I Die'

Tony Parker still has scars about how the close the San Antonio Spurs were to winning his fourth NBA championship -- most notably the Game 6 collapse that was capped by Ray Allen's three-pointer to send the game into overtime. The Miami Heat ended up winning Game 6 and capturing the title in Game 7. "I was lucky enough to win three times already," Parker said. "...

France beats Lithuania for first title

France won its first major basketball title Sunday, beating Lithuania 80-66 in the final of the European championship. San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker had a quiet game for France, which broke open a close contest by closing the third quarter with a 14-0 run that kept Lithuania scoreless for 4 minutes. France's lead grew to 22 with 3 minutes remaining in the third and Lithuania...

L.A. Times has Spurs winning it all

With the Miami Heat set on their quest to three-peat this season, people around the league are beginning to look at who might be able to dethrone the back-to-back champions of the NBA.   According to L.A. Times' scribe Ben Bloch, the San Antonio Spurs are one of six teams picked to give Miami a run. And if that wasn't enough, he actually picked San Antonio to win...

Eurobasket: France eliminates Slovenia, advances to Semi-Finals to face Spain

Even though they lost in their final game of the second round on Sunday, the French National team was ready for the Quarter-Finals Wednesday with the chance to advance to the Semi-Finals at the 2013 Eurobasket as they eliminated host Slovenia late in the fourth quarter with a 72-62 victory. Les Bleus was led in the victory by San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker who tallied...
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.