Found March 26, 2013 on Project Spurs:
Most players are grateful to learn from one coaching legend, but what do you when you have been lucky enough to learn from two of the best, who both recently reach large milestones in their coaching careers? If you are San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green you thank the universe for having the chance to be coached by two legends. Blessed to be coached by two greats...congrats to coach williams for 700th and coach Pop for his 900th win — Danny Green (@DGreen_14) March 23, 2013 Much like Tim Duncan, Green is an example of what happens when a player stays for all four years of his college eligibility.  Unlike a lot of the one and done freshmen, Green was able to mature and learn how to handle the ups and down that occur in a playing career. Green learned how to play with in the team concept, while being able to take over when needed, a trait that aided his acclimation in to the San Antonio Spurs system.  His college experience gave him the confidence to handle being released by the Cleveland Cavaliers (may have been a blessing in disguise) by not questioning his talent and skills, but the ability to keep on grinding until the Spurs called. He is now making the best of this opportunity and making progress to becoming a key part of the Spurs' march to the NBA Finals this season. Perhaps he'll take the lessons he gained from two coaching greats and help the Spurs' playoff run and possibly get a nice shiny NBA championship ring to go with two NCAA championship rings.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Splitter: I will look at all my options during free agency

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter is having his best season overall since joining the team. In his third season, he is averaging 10.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, shooting 73% from the free throw line and 57% from the field this season. He has definitely come a long way since his rookie season and is now an integral part of the Spurs this season. In an interview with Brazilian...

Parker’s speedy transition a shot in the arm for Spurs offense

Normally when a player comes back from injury, it’s customary for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to bring that player back slowly, starting off with limited playing time and increasing minutes each game until the player is worked back into the system and transitions to playing their normal dose of minutes. With Spurs guard Tony Parker, that recovery process went right...

March Madness with Tony Parker

With March Madness underway, many college basketball fans are keeping a close watch on their bracket as the tournament rages on. But as fans may be keeping a close eye on the tourney, why not add some more excitement to this time of year with a shot to win a San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker PRS 330 Limited Edition Tissot watch. That's right, guess the winning team...

Ginobili on free agency, Phoenix Suns, and more during 'Ask Me Anything'

The San Antonio Spurs and Manu Ginobili made some history this past week when he became the first NBA player to partake in the "Ask Me Anything" event by Reddit. Fans were able to communicate with Ginobili and ask him practically anything that were on their minds and Manu was not shy about answering. The questions covered various topics from other NBA teams to what...

Spurs hold Nuggets on final possession for victory

“It’s a hell of team (Denver Nuggets) and there’s a reason they won all those games in a row,” said San Antonio Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich Wednesday evening. “We’re thrilled to get the win.” Popovich and the Spurs came back from down 14-points in the first half to hold on to defeat the Nuggets 100-99 in a game that went all the way down to the final possession...

Spurs escape with a win over the Nuggets

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer. Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who remained 1 games ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the top spot...

Greg Smith Dunks All Over Tiago Splitter

Prior to James Harden’s game-winning jumper, teammate Greg Smith had a pretty impressive play of his own. A nice feed from Jeremy Lin gave Smith all the room he needed to soar through the lane for the one-handed dunk all over Spurs’ Tiago Splitter.

Video: Popovich, Leonard talk matchup vs. Nuggets

Tonight the San Antonio Spurs will face the Denver Nuggets in San Antonio in a matchup of two Western Conference powers. The Spurs and Nuggets have split their first two meetings this season with both teams winning on their home court which bodes well for San Antonio tonight. During yesterday's practice, coach Gregg Popovich and forward Kawhi Leonard spoke on tonight...

Schedule favors Thunder going forward

The San Antonio Spurs' road heavy schedule to begin the season was supposed to be helpful at the end of the season, as the Spurs were supposed to build their record as they moved towards the playoffs.  March has been very home friendly as the Spurs had two games in the month.  They lost both of those games and have only lost three games total.  So March has been kind...

Video: ESPN's Smith talks Duncan's place on All Time list

Stephen A. Smith and San Antonio Spurs fans may not agree on much. Smith usually rants on the Spurs and usually picks against them while Skip Bayless tends to be on the Spurs bandwagon for the majority of the year. When the topic on ESPN's First Take was on whether Tim Duncan is a top 10 player of all time, it led to something Spurs fans can finally agree with Smith on. He...

The week ahead will test Spurs' mettle

The San Antonio Spurs are coming up on a "hell week" with the next few games they have in front of them, especially when it comes to playoff seeding picture. The team will have their hands full with the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and Miami Heat to close out the month. If that wasn't enough, the Spurs will start off the month against the Memphis Grizzlies...

5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Nuggets

The San Antonio Spurs (53-17 will begin a stretch of games where they will be facing playoff bound teams and it starts tonight versus the Denver Nuggets (49-23) in San Antonio. This will be the third meeting between the two team with one more game in Denver next month. The Spurs and Nuggets have split the first two meetings with each team winning on their home court. In the most...

Matchup of the Game: Spurs vs. Nuggets

The matchup of the game for tonight will be between Kawhi Leonard and Danilo Gallinari as the San Antonio Spurs host the Denver Nuggets. This will be the third meeting between the teams, but it will be the first meeting this season between the small forwards. Standing at 6'10" in the small forward spot, he's anything but that. He's one of the toughest players...

TP Injury Update

Tony Parker was injured in the 3rd quarter with a sprained right middle finger, but is expected to finish the game against the Denver Nuggets. Should the Spurs rest him this game and maybe the next? Parker is already coming off an ankle injury and the Spurs can't afford to lose him for this run against playoff contenders. It may be wise to sit him and see how the team plays...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.