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Report: Grizzlies receive permission interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina

The Memphis Grizzlies would apparently love to glean from the Gregg Popovich coaching tree. After recently firing head coach Dave Joerger, the Grizzlies have reportedly received permission from the San Antonio Spurs to interview assistant coach Ettore Messina. Grizzlies have received permission to interview Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina for head coach opening, a source told...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili haven’t made decisions on retirement yet

After the Spurs’ once promising season came to a crashing halt last night in Oklahoma City, speculation naturally turned to the future of some of their old stars, namely Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. After less than stellar performances against the Thunder, many are wondering if time is up for two of the men that became the backbone of the Spurs dominance. Duncan was terse. ...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan outcoached Pop, but not in the way one might think

Billy Donovan didn’t coach his team all that well in his first-ever NBA playoff series in late April. The Dallas Mavericks might have lost a 4-1 series to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Rick Carlisle coaxed so much more out of the resources available to him. The talent disparity between the two teams was too pronounced for coaching to ultimately matter in that series, but the point...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Thunder put the “D” in Billy D to eliminate the Spurs

Oklahoma City shook down the Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs, but unlike the 2012 series in which Gregg Popovich was outmaneuvered by an unheralded opposing coach, Oklahoma City rallied from a 2-1 series deficit with its defense. In 2012, the Scott Brooks Thunder captured Games 4 through 6 because they scored at least 107 points in each outing against the Spurs. The Game 5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich gives reporters a hard time after loss to Thunder

Gregg Popovich is widely considered to be one of, if not the best coach in the NBA today. He’s made the playoffs every season he’s been with the Spurs, and has won at least 50 games every season except for 1998-99 when the season was shortened due to a lockout where they only played 50 games. He’s also one of the hardest interviews in sports. Popovich is known for his quick...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gregg Popovich gets snippy with reporter who questions him

Gregg Popovich is no friend of reporters, and he continued to make that clear on Thursday night after Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. After watching his San Antonio Spurs get beat badly by the Thunder in Oklahoma City to end their season, Pop faced the media. He was asked whether he regretted not going with a smaller lineup earlier in the game, which was a route for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich takes issue with NBA officiating

The San Antonio Spurs may very well find themselves eliminated from the playoffs at some point here soon. In the midst of a hard-fought series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a ton of questionable calls have overtaken the narrative in this dramatic set. None more so alarming than the large amount of bad calls at the end of Oklahoma City’s Game 2 win, calls that went in both...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich leaves Diaw in blowouts so he can lose weight

Gregg Popovich is arguably the best coach in the NBA. He knows how to get the most out of his players, whether that’s resting them during the middle of the season, or making in-game changes when it comes to X’s and O’s. One lesser known ability from Popovich, is his weight management skills. Spurs forward Boris Diaw spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Sharp for a profile...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sager, Popovich depicted on pin to benefit leukemia research

As long as Craig Sager has been interviewing Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, their interactions have formed a kind of satirical performance art. Sager, smiling widely in his garish suits, spits out earnest questions, and Pop knocks them down with villainous sarcasm. And somehow these non-interviews are reliably some of the most compelling moments of the broadcast. Now, Sager is sick...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Popovich would 'buy ticket' to watch Warriors play

Gregg Popovich gave the Golden State Warriors the highest praise that he could probably give any team – he’d pay to see them play. Popovich told ESPN Radio on Friday that he’s never thought of a team more than he’s thought about the Warriors, and that he loves watching them play basketball. This Pop quote about the #Warriors from @ESPNSteinLine's piece is the highest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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