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Clippers-Spurs Preview

The San Antonio Spurs are finding consistency, something they've had plenty of the last six years against the Los Angeles Clippers. Tim Duncan has been a big reason for that this season. After being named to his 15th All-Star game, Duncan will try to keep the Spurs surging by continuing their home dominance of the Clippers on Saturday night. San Antonio (30-17) has won 11 of 14 games...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joseph flying under radar to help Spurs' success

Just so there's no confusion here, "Cujo" is a friendly St. Bernard that contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. "CoJo" is a friendly basketball player who is granted playing time and conducts a reign of tenacity on opponents that attracts the admiration of his coach and teammates on America's most successful small-market franchise. Of course Cory...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Parker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not want anyone to acknowledge it was his 66th birthday, let alone celebrate it. Still, the Spurs serenaded Popovich after presenting the often cranky coach with their sixth straight win at home, moving him three games closer to 1,000 career victories. Tony Parker scored 17 points and San Antonio overcame another lethargic third quarter...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not want anyone to acknowledge it was his 66th birthday, let alone celebrate it. Still, the Spurs serenaded Popovich after presenting the often cranky coach with their sixth straight win at home, moving him three games closer to 1,000 career victories. Tony Parker scored 17 points and San Antonio overcame another lethargic third quarter...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Atlanta Hawks’ Mascot Go to Town Lip-Syncing ‘Uptown Funk’

At what point does everyone in the NBA stop playing basketball and just award the title to the Atlanta Hawks? They’ve won 16 games in a row, Mike Budenholzer is resting guys like his mentor Gregg Popovich and Kyle Korver is randomly on pace to join the 50-50-90 club. Hell, even their mascot “Harry the Hawk” has caught fire and is performing choreographed dance numbers set to...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs use second half rally to beat Bucks

Gregg Popovich saw his team out of sync and trailing by 12 points in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the second half was a different story. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs used a second half rally to defeat the Bucks 101-95 […]
Via Project Spurs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: ‘Tim Duncan stopped listening to me a long time ago’

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Gregg Popovich came to the defense of Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau before Thursday night’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. Popovich made it clear to the media that it will take the players, not the coach, to get the Bulls, who have lost six of its last eight games, back on track.  To make his point stick, Popovich used one of...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich Responsible For Hawks’ Recent Success

The Atlanta Hawks are one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this year and the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich can be held responsible. The coaching tree of Popovich is well known and the Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer is just the latest to reap the benefits of being a former pupil. For those who […]
Via Project Spurs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Gregg Popovich’s origin story has been revealed

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s origin story has always been a mystery. Much like Marvel’s “Wolverine” or DC’s “Joker,” Pop’s origin story has been shrouded in mystery. But, it would seem someone found out the true story behind the great Gregg Popovich, or as he was known back then, Greggorio. A kid who […]
Via Project Spurs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Quin Snyder recalls Gregg Popovich hilariously embarrassing him during coaches retreat

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is in his first year as coach in what has been an up and down season. Last night, the Jazz lost to the San Antonio Spurs by 20, which was a former stop in the long path of Snyder before becoming a coach in the Association. Lorne Chan of Spurs.com did a feature on Snyder seeing that he was an old disciple of coach Gregg Popovich and it was Snyder’s...
Via Pass The Pill
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come up Short Versus the World Champion Spurs

Being at the game to write a recap is a little different than watching on TV. I’m at the game right now at the half, writing a recap for the first portion. While we kept things close in the first quarter, things began to come unraveled in the 2nd.  More than anything, the Spurs can score in the paint at will, and they can hit the 3 ball.  Both of these things starting happening...
Via Trade Street Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich left team bus with chest pains

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had a minor health scare on Tuesday night when he reportedly had to leave the team’s bus with sharp pains in his chest. According to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, Popovich is going to be fine. “Spurs not commenting but Gregg Popovich is with the team and flying to Charlotte after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Leaves Team Bus Due to Sharp Chest Pains

The San Antonio Spurs have struggled at times this season because of injuries. Several players have missed time with a variety of ailments. Even head coach Gregg Popovich missed a couple games earlier this season with what has been called an 'undisclosed minor medical procedure.' According to rumors on Twitter it sounds like Pop might need to miss a little more time.Apparently he...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich’s sarcasm is definitely in mid-season form

It’s not even halfway through the season and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is all about that sarcasm. In a 108-93 win over Minnesota on Saturday, forward Austin Daye led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds and the team was +19 while he was on the floor. Now, there are many […]
Via Project Spurs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing coming easy for Spurs as they defend their title

The San Antonio Spurs have mastered the art of managing minutes in the regular season to gear up for playoff success. But in their first title defense since 2008, even Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and the experienced Spurs have found it difficult to get their bearings. The Spurs are 23-15, good for seventh place in the Western Conference playoff race. But they are three games behind...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Mills says he is glad he is back on the court

It’s no secret that the San Antonio Spurs have hit a lull in their season, but after making what Gregg Popovich called a “huge” return against the Houston Rockets, Patty Mills’ presence can be deemed more than a numerical advantage. “He couldn’t find his shot tonight, but his energy, just being on the court, being […]
Via Project Spurs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich says Leonard, Parker remain out; compliments Green’s expanded offense

AT&T CENTER – As the San Antonio Spurs (19-14) seek to earn their first victory over the New Orleans Pelicans (16-15) tonight, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich didn’t have any specific updates on the return of injured perimeter players Tony Parker (hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (hand), but did say that he expects Parker back before […]
Via Project Spurs
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: Tony Parker could be out ‘for a while’

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker could be out “for a while” with a “nagging” left hamstring injury, coach Gregg Popovich said Friday. “Every time he thinks it’s back, he feels something,” Popovich said, as reported by Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News. “Give it time and if we … it’s on the conservative side. It keeps coming back and that’s...
Via Sports-Glory
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

TNT Gives Craig Sager Emotional Tribute During Christmas NBA Games (Video)

Legendary sideline reporter Craig Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in April, and since then, TNT’s NBA broadcasts have been a little less colorful. That’s why on Christmas Day, one of the league’s biggest game days, TNT aired an 18-minute tribute to Sager. The video goes through Sager’s journey, from his initial diagnosis to his road to recovery after a successful bone...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Craig Sager reflects on Popovich’s support during leukemia battle

It’s no secret, San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich gave NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager tons of support during Sager’s battle leukemia. And now that Craig is on the road to recovery and has beat leukemia, Sager sat with TNT’s Ernie Johnson about going through the medical procedure, how his son saved his life, his enduring […]
Via Project Spurs
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

About A Loss: Spurs 106, Thunder 114

AT&T CENTER – 12 days ago San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich used the word “pitiful” to describe his team’s effort, after the Spurs were beaten in overtime by the Los Angeles Lakers, on December 13. Well, 12 days later, Popovich had a similar summary of his team’s performance, as the Spurs fell to […]
Via Project Spurs
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonard Receives Treatment On Hand, Could Need Surgery In Offseason

Gregg Popovich described Kawhi Leonard's torn hand ligament as "very problematic” and disputed Leonard's notion that he will return to the San Antonio Spurs' lineup soon. “I don’t think that’s accurate,” Popovich said. Popovich said Leonard could need offseason surgery to facilitate a full recover. The team is unclear on his return timetable. “I don’t know,” Popovich...
Via RealGM
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Popovich not fretting Spurs' recent rough stretch

The San Antonio Spurs are ailing and exhausted. They've lost four in a row and are 5-7 in the month of the December with still a killer slate of games to go until the calendar finally flips to a hopefully healthier 2015. Knock on wood. Yet even with his team skidding and in seventh place in the Western Conference, and as close to being out of the playoffs as they are to tonight's...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for Dec. 21

First off, I was burned last night by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich because I suggested and played Danny Green, who dressed but did not play against Dallas.  Moving on, it’s FanDuel Sunday with $100k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $100k Fanduel NBA Shot is $2 with $8,000 going to first place. Sunday has seven late-games being played: LA Lakers at Sacramento 6:00 PM...
Via Sports-Glory
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Santa Claus does his best Popovich press conference impression

ESPN has trotted out brand new NBA commercials featuring Santa Claus to promote their slew of NBA games coming this Christmas Day. One of the commercials has Santa doing his best Gregg Popovich impersonation and frankly, he nailed it! From Pop’s short answers, grouchiness and demeanor, Santa Claus nailed the San Antonio Spurs head coach […]
Via Project Spurs
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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