NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

You would not think this would be a first round matchup but it actually is. The number one seed San Antonio Spurs are taking on the number eight seed Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs, who play fundamental basketball are trying for another chance at a NBA championship. On the other hand, the Grizzlies are the eighth seed that had to defeat the Phoenix Suns in Game 81 of the regular season...
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Craig Sager’s statement on leukemia treatment

This week Craig Sager’s son revealed on Twitter that his father was to undergo treatment for leukemia just as the NBA Playoffs were set to begin.  Turner Sports has yet to have an official statement on the matter, but they have released a statement from Sager himself. It’s a short statement, but it possesses his trademark sense of humor and even makes reference to his tete a...
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Award Season

Awards. Mom’s love them. Athletes like to keep track of them. Trophy cabinets would die without them. It’s that time of year. The regular season has dawned, and the playoffs are on the rise. So before the official winners come out, here’s my take on the deserving winners and their not as happy runner ups in each category. Coach of the Year: Gregg Popovich. Runner Up: Tom...
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Craig Sager has leukemia

In shocking news for the NBA family, Craig Sager’s son announced on Twitter that his father will undergo treatment for acute leukemia int he next 3-4 weeks. He is expected to miss the entire postseason. My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let's get him back on the sidelines soon — Craig Sager II (...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Craig Sager has leukemia

In shocking news for the NBA family, Craig Sager’s son announced on Twitter that his father will undergo treatment for acute leukemia int he next 3-4 weeks. He is expected to miss the entire postseason. My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let's get him back on the sidelines soon — Craig Sager II (...
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Spurs Popovich Gives 46 Word Post-Game Press Conference

Gregg Popovich is a man of few words. The Spurs Head Coach has made it known in the past that he is not a big fan of doing press, his in-game interviews with Craig Sager are basically legendary at this point, and he will try and get through the process as quickly as possible. The last night of the NBA regular season was no different. With the Spurs having locked up the top-seed,...
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PICTURE: Gregg Popovich Had an Impressively Gregg Popovich Press Conference

Too bad he didn’t stay for a lot of cliched questions with obvious answers. - – - – - Also see …  The Many Faces and Emotions of Gregg Popovich VIDEO: Manu Ginobili’s shoe exploded SP’s NBA page (photo via) The post PICTURE: Gregg Popovich Had an Impressively Gregg Popovich Press Conference appeared first on SportsPickle.
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Gregg Popovich takes no questions in season-ending press conference

Gregg Popovich said goodbye to the regular season on Wednesday night the only way he knows how — by hardly giving writers and reporters the time of day. After his team lost a meaningless game to the Los Angeles Lakers and finished with the best record in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs coach […]
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Popovich extra brief in postgame press conference

Over the years, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been equally as known for his in-game and post-game demeanor as his is for his coaching prowess. Craig Sager can attest. On Wednesday night, the Spurs hosted the Lakers in a meaningless […]
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TPBT Awards: Coach Of The Year

The coach of the year is the award to be taken with a grain of salt.  Coaches change teams so often that it is rare to see a coach, even a good one, with a long tenure with any ball club.  This is why we are impressed with the man, Gregg Popovich who has been with the Spurs since I started watching basketball.   Just to prove to you, only 4 coaches have coached over 400 games...
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Final predictions for the 2013–2014 NBA awards

Final predictions for the 2013–2014 NBA awards With the 2013 – 2014 almost over, we now have a crystal clear picture of each and every team around the league but also all the NBA players. Due to the fact that some spots in either conference haven’t yet been decided, we can’t actually predict the playoff matchups. What we can predict, though, is which will be the winners...
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Can the San Antonio Spurs Continue to Be Hot in the NBA Playoffs?

The San Antonio Spurs recorded a very impressive season in 2013 – 2014. After starting slow early on, they really put the pedal to the metal during the second half of the season and clinched the top seed in the tough Western Conference. San Antonio now has a four-game margin from the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder and they will enter the playoffs with the greatest omens for...
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Nashville Predators dismiss Barry Trotz

Barry Trotz is a name only familiar to hard-core hockey fans or Nashville residents. Yet he has been one of the mainstays in the world of professional sports — until Monday. The Nashville Predators relieved Trotz of his job after he had served as the team’s head coach since its inception in August 1997, which was a full year before the expansion team even played its first game...
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Utah Jazz: The NBA Draft Lottery Odds

Right now the Jazz are in fourth place in the NBA Draft order.  Jazz will recall the 2004-2005 season where the Jazz also landed in fourth, and they had a 17.2% chance of sliding to sixth or worse, and they did. Fortunately they were able to con Portland into trading down so they could get Deron Williams. In fourth place, they have a 37.8% shot at moving up, and an additional 9...
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Gregg Popovich doesn’t know Damion James name

Everyone loves a good Gregg Popovich interview, and by good I mean short, sarcastic, and to the point. The San Antonio Spurs coach has always loved to play with the media when answering questions, and today was no different. Recently, the Spurs signed forward Damion James to a contract through the end of the year. When Popovich was telling the media who would start the game against...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Anthony Praises Thibodeau's Coaching, Compares System To Popovich

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly inquired a Chicago Bulls' player about what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau, and the New York Knicks' star praised Thibodeau ahead of Sunday's matchup. Anthony was asked how the Bulls are consistently competitive despite losing key players in Derrick Rose and Luol Deng. “I have no clue. Thibs is a great coach, his system kind of reminds...
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Musical Chairs: Grizzlies Win & Move Up To Eighth

For a change, Mike Conley didn’t have to do everything on offense, scoring only 2 points, while dishing 8 assists in 23 minutes. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. The reflexive thought when playing a team that reeled of an NBA-record 26 consecutive losses is to expect the Grizzlies to assert control early, build a 68-point lead and cruise the rest of the way. Especially...
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Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs need to avoid Spurs all cost

DALLAS -- Maybe it's a stretch to say San Antonio Spurs fans took over the American Airlines Center on Thursday, but they certainly infiltrated the lower bowl and made their presence felt. This was once one of the best rivalries in the NBA. Now, it's so one-sided the Spurs don't even need to bring All-Star point guard Tony Parker to town. Parker was home resting his back...
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Pop: Nowitzki 'arguably the best pure shooter we’ve ever seen'

Dirk Nowitzki became 10th on the all-time scoring list after knocking down a 18-foot jumper against Utah on Tuesday. He passed hall of famer Oscar Robertson. The 7-foot German has passed the likes of Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett, Alex English, John Havlicek and Dominique Wilkins this year. It doesn’t stop there for Dirk, he has a realistic chance to surpass Shaquille...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pop: Dirk 'arguably best pure shooter' ever

San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, the coach who has faced Dirk Nowitzki the most, pretended not to be impressed by the big German bumping Oscar Robertson out of the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. “Well, you shoot it that much, you’re going to pass somebody,” Popovich deadpanned. “He shoots it every time he gets it. Geez, oh whiz!” The truth is that there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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The Starting Five: Something wild out West

While two teams are busy avoiding the Eastern Conference's top seed, let's begin this week's episode of The Starting Five. WHAT SHOULD WE BE WATCHING? Well, the battle for the seventh and eighth seeds in the Western Conference certainly seems to be worth your attention. At post time, the Dallas Mavericks were sitting in seventh place, a half-game ahead of the Phoenix...
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Popovich reveals secret to Spurs' success in just 18 words

Gregg Popovich has always been a man of few words, so it come as no surprise he reveals the Spurs' secret for success in just 18 words.  
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Popovich reveals secret to Spurs' success in just 18 words

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, despite being one of the NBA's best minds, has always been a man of few words when it comes to talking to the media, so it come as no surprise when talking about how he has maintained success with San Antonio for years that it would come in just 18 words. "Get the number one pick in the draft every 10 years and make sure it's a franchise...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich wants increased playoff role for Leonard

It was a comment Spurs fans have been clamoring to hear since, oh, about five games into Kawhi Leonard’s rookie season. Gregg Popovich, speaking last Sunday before Leonard would enjoy perhaps the best game of his young career, is finally ready to unleash his third-year small forward. “We want to up his minutes,” Popovich said. “He’s going to play more minutes (in the playoffs...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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