Found January 09, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
PLAYERS: Gregg Popovich

Don’t ever say that television doesn’t rule sports.  During Wednesday’s Lakers/Spurs game, NBA referee Billy Kennedy called coaches Mike D’Antoni and Gregg Popovich together to discuss a previously called timeout.  Television thought the Lakers had called a 20-second timeout when in fact they had called a full timeout. His discussion was all a bunch of hullabaloo.  Hey Billy…we got a hot mic.


Video: Who wants to hear Popovich speak Russian?

Before he was one of the NBA's best head coach, San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich graduated with a bachelor's degree in Soviet Studies from the United States Air Force Academy and toured Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union with the U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Team. So it shouldn't come to much of a surprise to know he can also speak Russian. I have no idea...

Coach Popovich discusses Lakers, defends D’Antoni

Once an elite NBA power, though it’s still not too late, the 15-19 depleted Los Angeles Lakers have flown into San Antonio to visit the (27-10) San Antonio Spurs. With the Lakers comes a lot of media, only Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t really pay too much attention to what’s going on out in Hollywood. “I don’t think about it,” said Coach Pop when asked...

NBA referee caught on mic asking coaches to help stall the game

Check out NBA referee Bill Kennedy as he was caught on mic asking L.A. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni and San Antonio Sprurs coach Greg Popovich to help him stall the game to cover a commercial timeout that happened by mistake.

NBA Ref admits he’s stalling for a TV commercial

Well this is awkward.  NBA ref Billy Kennedy called over Mark D’Antoni and Gregg Popovich in the Los Angeles Lakers-San Antonio Spurs game to tell him that TV thought the Lakers called a 20-second timeout when they had really called a full-timeout.  This led to Kennedy saying that he was meeting with them to stall for TV, but little did he know they were already back and this...

NBA Referee Billy Kennedy Tells Coaches "I'm Stalling For a TV Timeout"

 NBA referee Billy Kennedy was caught on a mic telling San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni that he was "stalling the game" because the broadcast team thought the Lakers had called a 20-second timeout when in fact they had called a full timeout.  D'Antoni was apparently out of 20 second time outs at the time, and...

NBA Ref To Coaches On Live TV: “I’m Stalling For Commercial Time”

NBA referee Billy Kennedy was caught telling San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni that he was “stalling” the game because television thought the Lakers had called a 20-second timeout when in fact they had called a full timeout. The best part was that his mic was hot and the ESPN cameras were showing the conversation in real time...

NBA referee Bill Kennedy admits to stalling for commercial break (Video)

Back on Wednesday, NBA referee Bill Kennedy calling the Los Angeles Lakers/San Antonio Spurs game on ESPN might have provided us with proof of the first-ever referee stall.In the fourth quarter of play, Kennedy went over to talk to head coaches Mike D'Antoni and Gregg Popovich during a stoppage of play.During his meeting, Kennedy forgets that his microphone is turned on and admits...

Video: Bill Kennedy stalls for time during Spurs-Lakers

This is one of my favorite non-basketball moments during an NBA broadcast (my favorite is still the “good job, good effort” kid). For those who don’t know, the NBA has scheduled TV time-out in every game somewhere within the 5:00 and 2:00 marks (and 8:00 marks in then 2nd and 4th quarters).  At 5:09, there was some confusion as to whether a time out should have been a TV time...

NBA ref gets caught stalling for television time

We all know television rules all sports.  It could be the dreaded extra point-commercial-kickoff-commercial NFL deathtrap.  It could be that moment you see an NFL referee standing on the field waiting to announce his replay decision until TV gives him the go ahead.  It could even be the EIGHT TV timeouts during a college basketball game.  Advertising and TV comes first, the game...
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