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Investigating San Antonio's lineup flexibility

The San Antonio Spurs have one of the most well-rounded rosters in the entire league, with several key players who allow them to adapt and adjust to any playing style imaginable. Here's a look at just about every single possibility Gregg Popovich will have at his disposal, courtesy of Pounding the Rock's Michael Erler, who investigates small-ball lineups, bench-heavy units and more...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Jan. 20, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Getting your squad rotation right is a vital part of success in the NBA, and nobody knows this more than Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. In his 19 years as head coach of San Antonio he has used his bench to brilliant effect, allowing role players to make heroes...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory Joseph brings lessons learned from Tony Parker to Toronto

Leadership is perhaps the single irrefutable characteristic of the San Antonio Spurs franchise. Well, that and consistency. The Spurs have enjoyed consistent leadership under Gregg Popovich and his stalwarts of David Robinson, Sean Elliot, Avery Johnson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili (Honestly, that list could easily be longer.) The secret is really no […]
Via Project Spurs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Announce 2015-16 Schedule

The San Antonio Spurs announced their 2015-16 official season schedule last week and will open their season on the road at Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Wednesday October 28th. They will then travel back to San Antonio for their home opener against the Brooklyn Nets on October Friday October 30th. Tipoff will be at 7:30 pm. Some notable dates for the Spurs season other than...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Spurs’ New Foundation

The San Antonio Spurs have been the most consistently dominant team in the NBA for a very long time now. They have made the playoffs 24 out of the last 25 seasons and have not missed the postseason in the past 18 years after drafting hall of fame power forward Tim Duncan. That is the longest playoff streak in NBA history. In that 18 year period, the team has won five championships...
Via Total Sports Live
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Anderson is set to (slowly) become a star for Spurs

“Modern day Magic Johnson.” Those were the words that legendary St. Anthony’s High School basketball coach Bob Hurley used to describe his All-American senior Kyle Anderson in 2012.   I played high school basketball in New Jersey too; I watched Anderson play half a dozen times, and we competed in the same summer league for two years. I was not buying the Magic Johnson...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Put the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals Just Yet

SAN ANTONIO, TX – JULY 10: LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs attends a press conference on July 10, 2015 at the San Antonio Spurs Practice Facility in San Antonio, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images) Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t to say the San Antonio Spurs can’t or won’t make the Finals and take home their 6th championship...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The five greatest NBA head coaches of all time

Everyone would agree on the four best NBA coaches of all time. The order is the only question. Just exactly how would you rank the four best NBA coaches who have ever lived, and who’s number five? Continuing our “Best Of The NBA Summer Series” at Crossover Chronicles, Joe Manganiello and I take a look at the bench bosses of basketball: * JOE MANGANIELLO (@thatjoemags) ...
Via Crossover Chronicles
26 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 Duncan...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
29 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Who Should be Their Starting Five?

(May 1, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Spurs starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. In a seemingly unerring and consistent tenure as San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich may have to make a relatively big change to his starting five...
Via HoopStuff
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Diaw, Popovich participate in NBA Africa game; Parker, France fall to Finland

Saturday was an eventful day for some members of the San Antonio Spurs, as Head Coach Gregg Popovich, General Manager R.C. Buford, and forward Boris Diaw were all a part of the NBA’s first basketball game in Africa, presented by the Basketball Without Borders program. Buford was part of the process as one of the […]
Via Project Spurs
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pop is just going to stand back and watch LaMarcus Aldridge on the court

Must be nice to have LaMarcus Aldridge on your team heading into next season. And that’s exactly the sentiment for San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich as he is about to go into the new season with one of the premier big men in the game. “Obviously to add a talent like that to one’s team […]
Via Project Spurs
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan: 'He's going to tell me what to do during the game'

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is a 39-year-old Defensive Player of the Year candidate who could very well average 20 points and 10 rebounds after his 40th birthday without causing a stir. He's amazing. His coach, Gregg Popovich, knows this more than anyone, but still insists Duncan's game will never excite the masses. Here's what he recently told SiriusXM NBA Radio:“He...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Popovich elated to be a part of Basketball without Borders

San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich is taking part of the NBA’s Basketball without Borders program out in South Africa marking it his first time joining the program. Pop says he is thankful to join the program considering it is his first time going to South Africa and it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. […]
Via Project Spurs
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Popovich Expects 'Same Boring Game' From Duncan

Gregg Popovich expects Tim Duncan to have the "same boring game" next season. “He’s going to come to the game, he’s going to score ‘x’ number of points and ‘x’ number of rebounds," said Popovich. "He’s going to lead, he’s going to tell me what to do during the game and then we’re going to go home. It’s going to be the same routine as usual.” Duncan is entering...
Via RealGM
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich Shares His Secret To Success

It is no secret that the San Antonio Spurs and Gregg Popovich have a pretty impressive resume. Among the countless victories, mind-boggling statistics, and five NBA titles, lies an almost reclusive organization that moves in silence and remains an enigma to their opponents. It seemed as though the day would never come, but in a […]
Via Project Spurs
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich reveals how the San Antonio Spurs won five championships

The San Antonio Spurs are the best team of this generation and probably the best team of last generation, too. They don't win every game, but they win a ton, and the process at which they arrive at decisions is always rational, if not correct.But as Gregg Popovich recently told a group of campers, there's only one reason why he's been lucky enough to be part of five championships...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich almost retired in November?

San Antonio Spurs head coach and resident grouch Gregg Popovich almost retired in November following a heart surgery. He took some time off in November to get the procedure done and according to longtime friend and former boss Larry Brown, Pop was on the verge of retiring. His hip surgery had gone well, but there […]
Via Project Spurs
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 27, 2015  |  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
July 26, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 21, 2015  |  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
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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