Video: Spurs’ Popovich welcomes back Craig Sager

Long time NBA sideline reporter, Craig Sager, is back on the court after battling (and beating) Leukemia. Several NBA personalities welcomed back Craig such as Russell Westbrook, Mark Cuban and more including San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Check out the heart-felt message to Sager right from Pop at the 21 second point of […]
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NBA stars, coaches welcome Sager back with touching tribute

  Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. The sideline reporter worked Oklahoma City's game against Chicago for TNT, 11 months after he was diagnosed with leukemia. "I'm 60 yards shorter off the tee, but I feel good," Sager told The Associated Press upon his arrival at the United Center. Best known for his outlandish...
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Mark Cuban And Gregg Popovich Welcome Back Craig Sager In Their Own Hilarious Ways

Mark Cuban and Coach Pop #WelcomeBackSager — NBA TV (@NBATV) March 6, 2015 In celebration of Craig Sager’s return to NBA sidelines, Mark Cuban and Gregg Popovich each filmed a welcoming message for Sager for NBA TV. They both added a nice personal touch to the clip. Cuban outfitted himself in a horrendous green suit Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Gregg Popovich on NBA possibly expanding season: 'I will not come to work in July'

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently said that the NBA is seriously considering expanding the regular season schedule into the summer as a way to eliminate back-to-back games. One person who does not support this plan in any way, shape or form is Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich. "I think the season is long enough," Popovich told the San Antonio Express. "I will not come to work in July...
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Gregg Popovich rips notion of NBA Finals games in July

The NBA is reportedly considering the idea of extending the regular season later into the summer. While there would still be an 82-game season, the idea would be to eliminate back-to-back games and not cram so many games into such a short span. Mark Cuban said last month that he thinks a more spaced-out schedule...Read More
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Gregg Popovich Strongly Opposed To July Finals

Gregg Popovich is a strong opponent of the idea of the NBA Playoffs finishing in July. Adam Silver is considering ways of increasing the amount of rest between games, which could include finishing the Finals in July. “I think the season’s long enough,” Popovich said Wednesday. “I will not come to work in July. If there’s a game in July, count me out. “Count me out,...
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Spurs return to their home court, beat Kings

The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and San Antonio punctuated a return from a nearly monthlong road trip with its largest home victory of the season, 112-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Before the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he was hoping for better ball movement from...
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Gregg Popovich’s Resting Strategy Being Viewed Differently By NBA

The NBA office has been pretty clear on their feelings towards the San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich and the resting of his players. The point was visibly clear back in 2012, when former NBA commissioner David Stern fined the Spurs $250,000 for resting starters for a game against the Miami Heat. Now it […]
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Gregg Popovich’s Secret To Success

Even though the San Antonio Spurs are on a four game losing streak and the sky appears to be falling in the Alamo City, Gregg Popovich still has five championships and won over 1,000 NBA games. The Spurs’ straight-faced leader has created a special kind of atmosphere inside San Antonio’s organization that has grown into […]
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‘The Big Banger’ as a starter: A closer look

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been known to experiment with his rotations during the regular season to see what works and what doesn’t. One of those experiments has come at the center position where Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner have all gotten a chance to start alongside Tim Duncan. Australian […]
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About A Loss: Spurs 81, Jazz 90

“I thought for the whole 48 (minutes), they were aggressive and they were focused.” Those were the words of San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Monday evening, after his team fell to the (21-34) Utah Jazz 90-81, in a game where Utah took a 15-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, and Popovich was […]
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The model the Nuggets should follow

As the Denver Nuggets limp toward a second-straight lousy, playoff-less finish, the focus is on Thursday’s trades and future changes to a dysfunctional roster, a head coach that can’t seem to get his players on board with what he wants to do and the idea of “tanking” to get a higher draft pick this summer. If the Nuggets could only land a budding superstar like Jahlil Okafor...
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Popovich: Spurs' hopes hinge on Parker

According to San Antonio Express-News reporter Jeff McDonald, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich knows his team can't repeat as world champions if Tony Parker isn't 100% healthy and playing like the dominant virtuoso he's been throughout his entire career.  Parker has battled a partially torn hamstring for most of the season, and his play has suffered. He's posting career-low numbers...
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Spurs Expected To Stand Pat At Deadline

The San Antonio Spurs expect to stand pat at the trade deadline. “The chances we get anything done are probably zero-point-four,” Gregg Popovich told the Express-News after the Spurs practiced Wednesday. Their most recent significant deadline-day deal came in 2012, when they dealt starting small forward Richard Jefferson to Golden State for Stephen Jackson. The Spurs don't have...
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Benchmarks and Where the Spurs Stand

Back on November 18, 2014, before the San Antonio Spurs had defeated his Philadelphia 76ers, former Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown had done something not many former people affiliated with the Spurs’ organization do, he discussed how he recalled Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich benchmarking some points in the NBA season during their time together. […]
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Gregg Popovich and The Billion Dollar Franchise That Almost Didn’t Happen

The San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich will go down as one of the greatest coaches of all time, if not the greatest. His recent milestone of 1,000 victories has solidified that, but what if he never had the opportunity to be great? The Spurs’ franchise is worth $1 billion dollars and wouldn’t have reached this […]
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Gregg Popovich is still at the All-Star Game in spirit

Just because San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich isn’t at the All-Star game doesn’t mean his presence won’t be felt. The two coaches of the All-Star Game are Popovich disciples (or in Kerr’s case, a player) so he’s really at the game. Check out this interview that NBA TV’s Vince Cellini did with Mike Budenholzer […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Spur Terry Porter on what separates Popovich as a great coach

Former San Antonio Spurs guard and NBA head coach Terry Porter sat with Sirius XM NBA Radio to speak about Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and give his opinion on what makes Pop a great coach. Basically, Porter said Pop gets players to buy into his system. He points to David Robinson and Tim Duncan […]
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Gregg Popovich ‘BIG 1000′ Illustration

A great illustration by artist Jack Perkins of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who just celebrated his 1000 career win. Plus 10 of his greatest quotes. “You have to make shots to win basketball games and we didn’t do that. You also have to get back on defense, so it was a double-whammy.” “Eliminating back-to-backs when you go in the wrong direction and lose...
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Former Spur Barry weighs in on Popovich’s 1000th win and more

Former San Antonio Spurs guard Brent Barry played under head coach Gregg Popovich from 2005-08 and even won an NBA in the 2005 and 2007 seasons. So it be safe to say, he would know a thing or two about Pop and know exactly what winning his 1000th game means to him. Speaking with Bloguin’s own […]
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David Robinson thinks Gregg Popovich will outlast Tim Duncan

There has been a popular theory floating around the NBA that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich would retire when Tim Duncan hangs up the sneakers. David Robinson does not think that will be the case. The Admiral joined “Jay Mohr Sports” on Tuesday to talk about his former coach winning his 1,000th career...Read More
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San Antonio Spurs: 1,000 win for Gregg Popovich

With a step-in jump shot from guard Marco Belinelli with less than two seconds remaining, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Indiana Pacers this past Monday night by a score of 95-93. The comeback W on the road gave Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich his 1,000th career win of what will go down as one of the finest coaching careers in all of professional sports. In order to gauge an...
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Tim Duncan and the Spurs almost didn’t happen

Mark Montieth of asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich a few questions about the 1997 draft that got Tim Duncan and eventually helped Popovich get his 1,000th win that happened to come against the Indiana Pacers. Scot Pollard was apparently a serious option at the time — he ended up “dropping” to the […]
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You won’t believe who Gregg Popovich thought about drafting over Tim Duncan

In what has to be the funniest news I’ve read all day long – a story has emerged that quotes San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, saying he thought about drafting Scot Pollard, rather than the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Tim Duncan, back in the 2007 NBA Draft. I kid you not. “Popovich was asked pregame by Mark Montieth of if a rumor he had heard was...
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Gregg Popovich Wins 1000th Game

Last night, Gregg Popovich finally won his 1,000th game as the San Antonio Spurs head coach. “That’s the formula, getting the players is difficult, but I’ve been fortunate to have good ones. The time, that’s the most important element. You have to be around for a while I guess.” Popovich has a career win percentage of 68% and only Phil Jackson at 70% has a higher win...
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