Before Tip-Off: Mills on track for mid-January return, Grizzlies’ Allen to sit vs. Spurs

AT&T CENTER – Before the San Antonio Spurs (17-8) and Memphis Grizzlies (20-4) prepare to face off for the second time in this early season, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich gave an injury update on point guard Patty Mills, who has missed the entire season thus far, recovering from right shoulder surgery. Asked if there’s […]
Via Project Spurs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is it time for Popovich to end Rest-gate?

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is known for resting his star players often during the course of a long 82 game season in order to prevent injury and have his team ready for the playoffs, but with several teams ahead of the Silver and Black in the standings so early – can he […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can The Portland Trail Blazers Become San Antonio North?

Gregg Popovich has been an anomaly in the NBA for years. One of the best coaches ever, yet at the same time, one of the most unorthodox. The goodwill and reputation that Popovich has built in his time in San Antonio has given him the ability to make moves and do things on his team that no other coach in the league would have the ability to do. The past couple years, as his stars...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs hold off Nuggets in Denver

After Friday’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called his teams performance ‘pitiful’ and took no questions from the media in his postgame comments. On Sunday night in Denver, it appeared the team got their coaches message loud and clear. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points as the […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs-Nuggets Preview

Gregg Popovich called San Antonio's latest performance "pitiful," and visiting Denver may not be an ideal way for the Spurs to bounce back ahead of a daunting stretch. With a six-game stretch against playoff teams from last season looming, San Antonio tries to shake out of its recent funk Sunday night against the Nuggets. The Spurs (16-7) have followed an eight-game winning streak...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich Really Doesn’t Like Reporter’s Question, Says “Give Me A Break”

Gregg Popovich was his usual Gregg Popovich self during Friday’s Spurs game against the LA Lakers. After saying the ‘Pitiful’ Spurs were being outplayed by the Lakers, ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez asked the San Antonio coach how he could change that in the fourth quarter. Popovich’s response, “Give me a break.” [@cjzero] The post Gregg Popovich Really Doesn’t Like Reporter’s...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Gives Reporter the Death Stare

At some point in time you would think that reporters covering San Antonio Spurs game would know that they are not going to get much out of head coach Gregg Popovich. Maybe they should try a different approach. Maybe they will get something then--or maybe they can act like it is business as usual, get a short answer (if any answer), and his infamous Stare of Death.Like this guy: Read more »
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

About A Win: Spurs 109, Knicks 95

AT&T CENTER – “I thought they did a fine job,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Wednesday evening, after his team – minus the Spurs’ big four of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard – throttled the Carmelo Anthony-less New York Knicks 109-95. “I haven’t been this pleased in a […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker, Ginobili, Leonard, Anthony out in Spurs vs. Knicks game

AT&T CENTER – Both the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs might look slightly different Wednesday, as both clubs are preparing to face each other without some of their core players. On San Antonio’s end, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Tony Parker (mild strain, left hamstring), Manu Ginobili (rest), and Kawhi Leonard (bruised […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich Deactivates Spurs Starters For Tonight’s Game Against The Knicks

The good news is that tonight’s Knicks-Spurs game is no longer on ESPN. It got flexed out awhile ago, because even ESPN knows ain’t nobody got time for that garbage. Hey, maybe the Knicks will get that elusive fifth win! Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills are all OUT for Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich ejected in Spurs loss to Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Derrick Favors scored 21 points, Gordon Hayward added 20 and the Utah Jazz snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 100-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Enes Kanter added 12 points and 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, while Alec Burks chipped in 14 points for Utah, which lost all four games against the Spurs last...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich has officially entered the rap world and it can only get better from here

That is not a typo, misspelling, or error in any way. San Antonnio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is now a part of the rap world as he was a subject in the song “Always Winnin” (perfect right?) by Shad and DJ T.LO. In the song, you’ll hear it in there after a couple of different […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Messina compares Popovich to a Greek Philosopher

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been called brilliant, the best, a grump, a curmudgeon but ad another way to describe the coaching style of Pop courtesy of assistant coach Ettore Messina. A Greek philosopher. Messina, who is also a very decorated basketball coach, described how he views Pop’s coaching and managerial style […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich: Spurs' core gave up 'real money' to stay together

The San Antonio Spurs are a rare group. Even Kobe Bryant has admitted he's jealous of the long relationship Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich have had in winning five NBA championships together since 1999.  "We had the night off and we go to dinner and just look at each other and go, my gosh, this has happened to us, and it's never going to happen to any of us again, no matter...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich blasts Tony Parker and tells Danny Green to “Shut the F–K up” (Video)

I hope I’m not like this when I am 65 years-old. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was not a happy camper last night as his Spurs were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets in overtime. Coach Pop blasted his team for playing sloppy and even suggested the Nets wanted to win more than the Spurs starters. But that wasn’t even the worst of Popovich’s wrath. After Danny Green nailed...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich: Spurs' Core Guys Care About Quality Of Life, Falls Into Way They Play

The San Antonio Spurs' run with Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan at its core has been ongoing for more than 15 years. The Spurs have been able to keep Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili while building a high quality supporting cast around them due to their willingness to take less money. “All these guys, the core guys, they’ve made less money in San Antonio than counterparts...
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich toys with reporters trying to evoke response over Phil Jackson rip

The San Antonio Spurs were in New York on Wednesday night for a showdown with the Brooklyn Nets at Barclay’s Center. Before the game, the assembled NYC media not surprisingly attempted to cajole the savvy veteran coach into getting in a war of words with Phil Jackson over some unflattering comments the New York Knicks...Read More The post Gregg Popovich toys with reporters trying...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich tells Danny Green to 'Shut the f--k up' (VIDEO)

After coming back from a 14-point deficit, the Spurs looked like they were ready for an amazing victory against the Nets at Barclays Center Wednesday night.That was until Danny Green made a last second foul that sent Spurs coach Gregg Popovich into a frenzy.A livid Pops started screaming "Shut the f--- up" at Green even before the players got near the bench.Coach Pop yelling...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich tells Danny Green to “shut the f*ck up,” and Phil Jackson to 'blow me'

Gregg Popovich, gesturing like a mad man to his team not to foul late in Spurs Nets (Derek Fisher, take note), sees Danny Green foul anyway...explaining why -- Pops instructs Green to 'STFU.'In related news, coach was asked about Phil Jackson and his terrible NY Knicks franchise. “That’s his problem,” Popovich said. “I will spend no time thinking or wondering about that....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich blows off Phil Jackson's 'dynasty' diss with a little humor: Report

Shortly after Phil Jackson was named Knicks president, he was discussing Carmelo Anthony's impending free agency and mentioned how Tim Duncan took less money to give the San Antonio Spurs more financial flexibility. Jackson went on to say that he didn't consider the Spurs to be a true dynasty despite having won four championships — now five after adding another in June — since...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich Gets Heated, Tells Danny Green to STFU

Gregg Popovich had a few choice words for Danny Green - i.e. "STFU" - during the Spurs' overtime loss to the Nets.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich Told Kawhi Leonard “To Heck With The Big 3, You’re The Big 1″

The Washington Post reports that Gregg Popovich confirmed to them that he wants Kawhi Leonard to have a bigger role on the team. With Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all getting older, Popovich wants to give the 23 year old reigning NBA finals MVP more of a green light. A direct quote from Popovich: “When you’re a young kid, you’re going to defer to Timmy and Manu...
Via Basketball Bicker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pop’s win-loss record after 15 games has been really good

The San Antonio Spurs may have gotten off to a slow start in the 2014-15 NBA season, but now have rattled off eight wins in a row and are sitting at 13-4. However, despite this slow start, the Spurs under the Gregg Popovich era have been really good after 15 games since his debut season […]
Via Project Spurs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich's coaching style is unexpected

There’s this idea among casual fans, most likely based upon Gregg Popovich’s interactions with sideline TV reporters, that the San Antonio Spurs coach is a jerk. That he’s difficult to deal with. That he’s a grouch.   The truth is, while Popovich is a curmudgeon, he’s sort of a lovable one. Popovich gave his share of grief to the microphone-wielding set prior to Sunday’s...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard's Offseason Homework Was Studying Jordan's Post-Game

Kawhi Leonard said that part of his homework in the offseason was studying tape of Michael Jordan's post-up game. "I've been just really waiting for the opportunity to get a couple calls and take some game shots in game rhythm," said Leonard of his post-game. Leonard tied a career-high with 26 points on Monday. "Going forward, he's going to be a major scorer for us," said Gregg Popovich...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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