Found June 04, 2013 on That NBA Lottery Pick:
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, one of our favorite NBA coaches has to be San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich. Thanks to Spurs Nation and a friend of the site Rae D. Cabello, Gregg’s 1970 Air Force yearbook entry has hit the Internet hard. Personally, my favorite part of the entire photo collage has to be the inclusion that Popovich’s future plans include happiness:

All Gregg Popovich ever wanted was to be happy

Champion. Legend. Spurs. When you think of Gregg Popovich, many words come to mind. But what about happy? Coach Pop may not be known for his charming personality, especially around reporters, but happiness is all he ever wanted. Photos from Popovich's 1970s, Air Force Academy yearbook surfaced online Monday, complete with a telling blurb on the future Hall-of-Famer: Gregg...

Some Great Photos Of Gregg Popovich As a Student At The Air Force Academy

Gregg Popovich is prepping for his Spurs’ NBA Finals appearance, and as that was happening some great old photos of Pop have surfaced.   Rae Cabello Tweeted out a few images of Pop during his time as a student and player at the Air Force Academy during the late 1960s.  As FTW points out, it looks like his nickname at that time was ‘Popo.’  Random fact of the day would be...

Perception of Popovich changes, even if he hasn't

The basketball looked unwatchable, making the first-quarter break must-see TV. Gregg Popovich didn't disappoint. Asked by ESPN's reporter what went wrong for the San Antonio Spurs offensively early in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, Popovich responded: ''Turnovers.'' Asked a follow-up, he answered again: ''Turnovers.'' Two questions...

Video compilation of Gregg Popovich’s best interviews is hilariously uninspiring

All of the best, or worst, moments from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's extremely short interviews during the 2012-13 season.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan, “He’s older than dirt”

Earlier today, NBA Finals Media Day kicked off with interviews of many notable players within the San Antonio Spurs/Miami Heat match-up in the 2013 NBA Finals. As you might figure, TNLP favorite Gregg Popovich provided an amusing interview and waxed poetic about the time that he listed Spurs forward Tim Duncan as “DNP-Old“. This comes courtesy of Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman...

Spoelstra, Popovich making the right moves

Other than being widely known by just the first syllable of their surnames, the coaches who will match wits in these NBA Finals may seem like polar opposites. Of course, they would probably disagree with that assertion. Miami's Erik Spoelstra wears sharp suits and is a stats guy; San Antonio's Gregg Popovich often skips the tie and would immeasurably prefer to answer questions...

Ex-Spur Stephen Jackson says Gregg Popovich played “mind games” with him

When Stephen Jackson was waived by the San Antonio Spurs right before the playoffs, the move left many scratching their head. Jackson had often spoke about some of the best years of his NBA career being in San Antonio playing for head coach Gregg Popovich. So what went wrong? Jackson said he didn’t want to play Popovich’s mind games which included wanting him to play behind two...

Predicting the NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

The NBA Finals are upon us and the Miami Heat’s bandwagon haters and lovers are making their feelings felt everywhere you go. Meanwhile down in Texas, Spurs supporters are settling in for what they know will be a long series. We have our thoughts and analysis on who will hoist the big trophy and why. Based off of their post-season and current habits and stats, Players View has...

Popovich gives Riley credit for building 'Big 3'

When the Miami Heat pulled off what so many thought was unthinkable and signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh to play alongside Dwyane Wade three summers ago, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was impressed. So he called Heat President Pat Riley to say exactly that. ''He's been a competitor, obviously, his whole career since he was a player in college and beyond,'&...

Rested Spurs ready to get back to basketball

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RAUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press The San Antonio Spurs spent most of the past week resting, answering the same questions from the media and battering each other during practice. Mainly, though, the Western Conference champions spent their time off impatiently waiting to find out who they would play in the NBA Finals. San Antonio finally got the answer when...

Parker's evolution lifts Spurs back to Finals

As Tony Parker arrived at the podium for an interview session Wednesday in Miami, he crossed paths with San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, who was just departing. Popovich made a joke, and Parker laughed. A few years ago, that might not have happened. Several summers ago, the Spurs were trying to sign Jason Kidd, which in some circles was incorrectly perceived as Popovich deciding...

Fearless Ginobili gearing up for another title run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The roar begins to build as soon as Gregg Popovich points over to the bench, usually midway through the first quarter. Manu Ginobili rises and so does the excitement level inside the AT&T Center. Of course, the anticipation is ambiguous because no one knows what the San Antonio Spurs' veteran guard will do once he gets on the court. He could miss a wild...

Bayless: 'First Take' producers discouraged me from talking Spurs

With the San Antonio Spurs ready to face the defending champion Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals, it's time for the trope that just never gets old: America hates the Spurs.   Everyone's favorite contrarian analyst (troll?), ESPN's Skip Bayless, admitted in his recent column that even ESPN's First Take producers are weary of referencing San Antonio because...
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