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San Antonio Spurs fans have a little something extra to be excited about today.
After leading the Spurs to the second best record in the Western Conference for the second year in a row, Coach Gregg Popovich reportedly will be named the 2011-2012 NBA Coach of the Year (H/T to Mike Monroe).
Not only did the Spurs finish first in the West again, they were able to run down the Bulls and tie them for best record in the league. Even more amazing is the fact the team lost guard Manu Ginobili for a third of the season with a broken hand and didn't miss a beat. Tim Duncan also missed eight games due to being old.
Certainly the award won't make Pop flinch, but it's an honor that's long overdue. This is only the second time Pop has won the award. The last time? 2003 when the Spurs won their second championship.
Let's hope history repeats itself this year.
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Gregg Popovich is the NBA's Coach of the Year after leading the San Antonio Spurs to 50 wins in the lockout-shortened season and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
The announcement came Tuesday. Popovich also won the award in 2003 when San Antonio won its second of four championships, and he might be headed for a fifth ring if the Spurs keep this up.
After a 12-9 start...
“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...
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named Coach of the Year for 2011-2012 season. The Spurs finished the season with a 50-16 record and number one seed in the west. This is Popovich’s second time winning COY, with the last being in 2003 (Spurs won the championship that year).
San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich is the recipient...
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:
San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, is to be named Coach of the Year. It will be his second time receiving this honor in his 16 year tenure. It was Spurs’ beat writer, Mike Monroe, that tweeted the news that sent NBA nerds to their keyboards. After being upset in round one last season [...]
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Twitter / @Monroe_SA: Popovich to be named Coach ... via kwout
That would be 2:00 San Antonio time.
This is an award Pop totally deserves. No one expected San Antonio to be this good, especially with Manu Ginobili being out for a month and the need to rest his starters more often than other teams.
But it worked out well so far. It also helps that Tony...
Before the season started, the San Antonio Spurs still had some doubters with their Big Three in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili aging.It showed last season when the No. 1 seed fell in the first round to an upset loss with the Memphis Grizzlies, who were even without Rudy Gay.Head Coach Gregg Popovich shut the critics up this season, leading San Antonio to yet another...
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...
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":
The NBA announced Tuesday that Gregg Popovich won the Coach of the Year Award. Doc Rivers finished fifth in the voting. (ESPN Boston)Rivers earned 26 points with 1 first-place vote, 4 second-place votes, and 9 third-place votes. San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich won the Red Auerbach Trophy with 467 points (77 first-place votes), while Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau was second at 315 points...
San Antonio did everything they needed to do against the Jazz in game one, coming away with a 106-91 victory. Gregg Popovich and company have heard all the criticism regarding their match up against the Jazz. Media heads talked in lengths about the Jazz having a better front court with their plethora of big men in Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kantor...
This year came down to a two-man race: Thibs or Pop? The results for 2012 NBA Coach of the Year are in:
THE NBA Realist: Tom Thibodeau
By far, the toughest of all of the selections. I cannot remember a more hotly contested COY contest, as both Tom Thibodeau and Gregg Popovich were deserving, once again proving masterful in getting the most out of their teams for the second straight...
Fox SportsGregg Popovich was selected as the NBA's Coach of the Year on Tuesday after leading the San Antonio Spurs to 50 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference in the lockout-shortened season.
Popovich received 77 first-place votes. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was second (27), Indiana coach Frank Vogel was third (7) and Memphis coach Lionel Hollins was fourth (6...