They say the NBA is a player's league, and that does seem to be generally true, but things are a little different in San Antonio. In San Antonio, Gregg Popovich can go full "college football coach" on his team and have it actually work.
Popovich recently has been mad about the Spurs' defense, so the last couple days he basically called everybody into the practice gym and locked the doors for a couple hours, during which he presumably did Grouchy Pop things and got across his point.
Then on Wednesday the Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 104-93, and Grouchy Pop turned into Less Grouchy Pop.
"I thought it was the best defense we've played in a couple weeks," he told the San Antonio Express News.
It was a good night for the Spurs, who are showing some signs of kicking this baby into high gear. Because of the way the Spurs are constructed --- a mix of old and young --- they have to kind of build up to this, pacing the old guys while preparing the young ones. You're not gonna ge...