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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.
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“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...
On Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz were given the early morning start on ESPN for game one of their opening round playoffs series. On Wednesday, the teams were given another early start so the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers could have the prime time game. Being two of the smaller markets in this years playoffs, the Spurs and Jazz are used to having TV spots...
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:
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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...
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...
I took a couple weeks off from doing these here ROFLMNBAO posts for two reasons: 1) because the last two weeks of the season were soooooo boring and B) I forgot. But I figured what better time than now to resume posting these NBA meme pictures since the news that they’re so in demand. Form a line to the left, attractive girls who want to give me money to create ridiculously...
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":
By Payton Wales
San Antonio, Texas -- For two years in a row, Gregg Popovich has done what many would call overachieving. Popovich has taken what most have considered an aging past-their-prime team and led them to the top of the Western Conference.
And on Tuesday, Popovich's efforts for this season's success were rewarded as he received the NBA's Red Auerbach...