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When an elite team like San Antonio stumbles, everyone has a theory. Here’s Gregg Doyle:
Do something, Gregg Popovich. Same goes for you, Tim Duncan. Do something. Anything. Do more than what you guys did as the Western Conference finals shifted to Oklahoma City, and I’m not just talking geographically.
This series is now knotted at two games each and the Spurs remain in possession of the home-court edge, but the momentum and the mojo and the nasty have shifted to the Thunder. They took a series that was slipping away after two games in San Antonio, and they grabbed it by the throat. And they are squeezing.
Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan? They’re choking.
Really? That’s what’s happening? They’re choking?
Give me a break. Doyle might have some good points in his column but he sounds like a fool. Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan are great at what they do, but they’re also facing an amazing Oklahoma City team led by the incomparable Kevin Durant. They’re not choking. They just happened to...
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During his career, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has provided us with many classic moments.The fine folks over at Turner Sports decided to put together a compilation of his best sound bytes during his time in the league and if we learned anything from this five-minute clip, coach Pop can dole out some memorable lines:
After taking a 2-0 series lead, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has seen his team lose three straight games to the Oklahoma City Thunder.As you may figure, coach Popovich wasn't exactly pleased with his team's play and when doing in-game interview with TNT's Craig Sager last night, he did it in record fashion by only saying four words:
Ah, the in-game interview. It’s a time for the viewer to get inside the head of coaches when they’re the heat of battle. We get to hear about how the coach thinks his team is playing, what adjustments he’s making, and how he really feels about the game at that exact moment.
Craig Sager attempted to allow us to get inside of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s head during Game 5...
One of the main areas of concern for the San Antonio Spurs and head coach Gregg Popovich on the road in Oklahoma City was their lack of production in the second quarter.
“We have sucked in the second quarter,” said Popovich in his pregame press conference before the Spurs and Thunder prepare to battle in game five at the AT&T Center.
Popovich said he’s been unable to...
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The in-game interview is a useful exercise... in theory. An intrepid sideline reporter gets a chance to ask a coach a few hard-hitting questions about the game as it unfolds. In sports like hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer, these interviews offer a rare look at a coach's thought process during a game... in theory. Most of the time, these interviews offer nothing more...
The San Antonio Spurs have the honor is having two of the NBA's beat big men ever to grace the NBA hardwood -- David Robinson and Tim Duncan.
The two led the franchise to two of the four NBA titles (1999 and 2003) and are considered one of the NBA's best ever frontcourt tandems.
Yet the two also share something in common: they never got the proper recognition throughout...
We love Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. We love his snark, his snarl, his bite. The league added this video to their youtube channel, so grab some Sour Patch Kids and enjoy the lovable Popovich.
The winner of Game 5 in an NBA playoff series usually wins the series 83% of the time. If that's true, then the San Antonio Spurs' season is going to come to an end sooner than later.
Tonight, the Spurs lost a heartbreaking Game 5 in San Antonio to the Oklahoma City Thunder (108-103) as the series shifts to OKC for Game 6 as the Thunder are now up 3-2 in the Western Conference...
Gregg Popovich believes San Antonio's carelessness with the ball has turned the series in the Thunder's favor.
That 20-game winning streak covering seven weeks is but a distant memory. The Spurs have lost three straight to the Thunder and face the closeout game on the road Wednesday in Oklahoma City. San Antonio cruised through the regular season and the first 10 games of the playoffs, showcasing its depth and versatility. In Monday night's 108-103 loss at home, the Spurs were reduced...
The somewhat popular notion that the truth of my recent Heat-Spurs, dysfunctional-childhood-upbringing column can be determined on a game-to-game basis speaks to the level of delusion pervasive throughout America.
If the Spurs lose to Oklahoma City and never qualify for the playoffs again during the Tim Duncan era and the Heat go on to win the next 15 NBA titles, it would in no...
"I thought we spotted them 24 minutes," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after Game 5. "I don't think we competed very well in the first half and they competed for 48."
A few choice words were all it took for Popovich to sum up a disappointing home loss in what could've been the most important game in this Western Conference Finals series....
The San Antonio Spurs suffered a tough loss in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-103. With the loss, the Spurs are down down 2-3 in the series as the scene shifts to OKC for a pivotal Game 6.
So what did the Spurs and Thunder have to say after the game? Check out what Manu Ginobili, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, Thunder head coach Scott...