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Larry Brown: Gregg Popovich nearly retired after undergoing heart procedure last season

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich missed two games last November after undergoing a heart procedure. If that sounds serious it's because it is.His close friend and colleague Larry Brown recently told San Antonio Express-News reporter Buck Harvey that the episode was nearly enough to push Popovich into an early retirement:"His hip surgery had gone well, but there was a hiccup...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Was Gregg Popovich close to retiring last year?

Just before LaMarcus Aldridge decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich assured the top prize on the free agent market that he would still be coaching the Spurs for the length of Aldridge’s four-year contract. There was a time last season where Pop probably would have been hesitant to make that guarantee....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: 'You pay the price if you don't make threes'

In a rare interview with San Francisco's KNBR radio and former NBA player Tom Tolbert, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich opened up about a lot of different things. One topic in particular that was extremely interesting was Pop's view on the three-point line. Here's what he had to say about the most important shot in basketball:“You pay the price if you don’t make threes...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Race for Seis is on!

    The San Antonio Spurs race for seis (as its called in southern Texas) or race for the sixth championship has officially started. This organization has made all the moves, preparations, and signings necessary to make this team champion once again. Many questions came to mind once the season ended for the San Antonio Spurs in that game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Would...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich on Becky Hammon: She’s a coach, she’s good at it

Gregg Popovich isn’t the kind of person to pass out praise unless it is truly deserved — even to his own players, coaches and underlings — so the fact that he had nothing but glowing things to say about Becky Hammon speaks volumes. Hammon of course has been the toast of the NBA after coaching...Read More The post Gregg Popovich on Becky Hammon: ‘She’s a coach, and she’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich says Hammon 'did a great job trying to make guys play the way we wanted them to play'

Speaking in a radio interview with the Bay Area's KNBR station, Gregg Popovich reiterated his confidence in Becky Hammon as a basketball coach:"I don’t even look at it as, well, she’s the first female this and that and the other. She’s a coach, and she’s good at it. I think some people thought this was some kind of gimmick or we were just trying to be cool. I’m glad she’s...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon coaches San Antonio Spurs to Summer League title

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon coached the team to the Las Vegas Summer League title over the Phoenix Suns last night. Ben Golliver of SI.com reported the history-making event. Last summer, Hammon made history by becoming the first ever full-time assistant coach in NBA history, when longtime Spurs coach Gregg Popovich added her to his staff. This obviously proved...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers are trying to follow the other LA team of 2010

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams generally don’t have knuckleheads...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Antonio Spurs Have a Weakness?

LaMarcus Aldridge (right) will wear number 12 for the San Antonio Spurs. (Eric Gay/AP via ESPN.com) The San Antonio Spurs have brought in David West and LaMarcus Aldridge to go along with an already talented team that features Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard. There is no question that San Antonio will be a tough opponent to beat. After all, the Spurs are only one year...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng to captain Team Africa in NBA's first game in Africa

New York -- Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa, according to the Associated Press.Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich, Diaw, and Buford to be part of first NBA game in Africa

The NBA and the NBPA announced Thursday the full rosters for the first NBA game to be played in Africa. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will take on the head coaching role for Team Africa, a roster that also features Spurs forward Boris Diaw. Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford will be a part […]
Via Project Spurs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks' Antetokounmpo to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks' Antetokounmpo to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich to coach, Gasol brothers to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich to coach, Gasols to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK (AP) Gregg Popovich will coach the home team, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Green says Gregg Popovich 'promised to be nicer' during pitch meeting

Danny Green has been Gregg Popovich's closest thing to a whipping post over the past few seasons, riding San Antonio's starting guard hard whenever he makes a tactical mistake. Popovich isn't afraid to yell at anyone, including Tim Duncan, but Green receives most of the Hall of Fame coach's wrath. Pop is more than aware, too, which is why during Green's free agency meeting he made...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr: Gregg Popovich should retire if he can’t win title with new roster

The San Antonio Spurs have once again put themselves in position to win a championship with a tremendous offseason. In fact, Steve Kerr feels that the Spurs have improved so much this summer that Gregg Popovich should quit if he can’t win it all next year. “You look at what San Antonio did getting (LaMarcus)...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr: Gregg Popovich should quit if he can’t win with Spurs roster

Soobum Im-USA TODAY SportsGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has kept a close eye on what his former coach Gregg Popovich has done this offseason. The San Antonio Spurs have signed LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, while retaining Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Popovich’s moves have worried and impressed Kerr, who will likely have to guide his team through San Antonio in...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr takes 'jab' at Gregg Popovich, Spurs roster

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sure is feeling good about himself after leading the team to the NBA title in his first season. Someone that people say has a self-deprecating sense of humor, Kerr enjoys joking around as much as any coach in the NBA. Mentor and current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was the latest victim of Kerr’s joking ways. When talking...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron, Kyrie among nominees for first-ever NBPA Players Awards

This is the rare awards show from which LeBron James has yet to take any hardware home. That could soon change. The NBA announced in late April that the National Basketball Players Assocation (NBPA) would launch its own season-end awards show, the Players Awards The awards will be held Sunday, July 19 at the Rio in Las Vegas, and broadcast on Tuesday, July 21 on BET. All awards...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird deserves more blame than Hibbert for Pacers’ woes

Some Indy fans aren’t going to like this article. Most will probably disagree. Nevertheless, I’m going to call it like I see it. First off, let’s be clear, there is no doubt that Roy Hibbert has struggled over the past two seasons. His collapse down the stretch of the 2013-2014 season and into the playoffs is still one of the most baffling reversals that has taken place among...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami rapper rips into Popovich over signing West

Yesterday, NBA forward David West surprised the sports world by taking a massive pay cut to join the San Antonio Spurs. While he received positive support from most, one reaction was just…bizarre. Miami rapper Luther Campbell (front man of 2 Live Crew) ripped into Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and West for the move in […]
Via Project Spurs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi, LaMarcus, the mid-range and the Spurs' next epoch

Results always come before aesthetics in sports. The San Antonio Spurs were always thought of having bad aesthetics until their sheer longevity and the evolution of their offense into a brilliant choreography of movement, space, precision and high-level efficiency changed the way we regard them in this current iteration of their dynasty. Over time, they became the very definition...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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