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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 that Pop graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Soviet studies. Awesome.
Anyone have any clue where the last ‘G’ went in his name back in college?
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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:
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:
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.''
All of the best, or worst, moments from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's extremely short interviews during the 2012-13 season.
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...
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...
Air Force finished the 2012 season with a disappointing 6-7 record. Despite the below average Falcon season Air Force fans can be excited by a large number of talented returnees for 2013. Falcons Report will review these top returning players. In this segment we discuss defensive back Steffon Batts.
During the spring evaluation period, Army was the third D-1 school to offer Keenan Curran, a 6-2, 185-pound athlete who's capable of playing quarterback, wide receiver, or defensive back at the next level. Curran said he's interested in both Army and Air Force, who later extended an offer of their own, and will likely visit one of the two campuses during the summer months ahead.
More completions, more yardage, more success – right? Lee Corso offers a word of caution: “Not so fast, my friend.” Passing yards are one of the more overrated statistics in football, and in this week’s statistical review of 2012, we offer a timely reminder of that pigskin truth.
(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...
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...
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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San Antonio at MIAMIThe case for San Antonio: Unlike Indiana, they have more than two bigs that can play, and teams with bigs can give Miami fits. Coach Gregg Popovich is the best in the business, and maybe a full game better than Heat coach Erik Spoelstra over a seven game series. The team has unspeakable amounts of playoff experience, and does not generally...