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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. However, it was the legendary Tim Duncan who put up 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in only 31 minutes.
On top of Duncan's efficient game was the play of the Spurs MVP, Tony Parker. The match up that stood out in this game was the Parker verses Devin Harris. All game long, Devin looked like he wanted to be somewhere else as Tony broke him down on both ends of the court. Harris often looked lost and confused as Parker continued to get to any place on the court he wanted to get to.
Hand it to Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap who played well in this game, regularly giving Jazz fans some hope th...
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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...
A DESERVING HONOR
For leading San Antonio to a 50-16 record, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will be named the 2012 NBA Coach of the Year.
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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...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Gregg 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 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. No longer...
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 [...]
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...
Spurs heach coach Gregg Popovich has won his second career "Coach of the Year" award, which is a well-deserved honor. He led the Spurs to the West's best record without Manu Ginobili and an aging Tim Duncan getting a lot more rest than in the past. If I had to hand out the votes, I'd probably put him first, slightly ahead of Tom Thibodeau and Doc Rivers, who...
Gregg Popovich was also Coach of the Year in 2003.
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 -- San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich wasn't shy about criticizing point guard Tony Parker after last year's playoff loss to Memphis. "Pop was mad at me when he saw me with the (French) national team in London," Parker said. "He said I played harder for the national team. I told him I'd have a good year and play with a different attitude. He...
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...
First, the awards, which seem pretty obvious this year:
MVP – LeBron James
Rookie of the Year – Kyrie Irving
Coach of the Year – Gregg Popovich
Sixth Man of the Year – James Harden
And now, here are my predictions for the playoffs:
Spurs over Jazz in five
Grizzlies over Clippers in seven
Lakers over Nuggets in six
Thunder over Mavericks...