Gregg Popovich Covered Night on the Town For His Team After Spurs Eliminated in Los Angeles

It is not unusual to see pictures of NBA players out after wining a big game or getting knocked out in the playoffs. You just won/lost a big game, you have plenty of money in your bank account, and no where you have to be tomorrow. Why not let loose?The San Antonio Spurs did just that after losing Game 7 to the Clippers in LA over the weekend. As it turns out they were ordered by...
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Spurs facing most uncertain future ever under Popovich

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Spurs are facing their most uncertain future ever under Gregg Popovich. San Antonio has only five players under contract for next season. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have not decided whether they will return or retire from their Hall of Fame careers. Potential franchise cornerstone Kawhi Leonard is expected to be back, but he is a restricted free agent coming...
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San Antonio Spurs: What’s Next for the Spurs?

(Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America) By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… “The last time a team lost round one game seven to the Clippers, their coach was sacked,” joked Mark Jackson, making light of the circumstances that led to his own sacking. However, that is exactly the set of circumstances that Gregg Popovich and his San Antonio Spurs face right now. And...
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Gregg Popovich defends 'Hack-a-Shaq' tactic as only he can

If it's not against the rules, it's not against the rules. That's Gregg Popovich's stance on intentional fouls, aka "Hack-a-Shaq" (or, in the case of the Los Angeles Clippers, "Hack-a-DeAndre-Jordan"). When asked Monday about the increasing use of the tactic during the playoffs, the Spurs coach defended it from a strategic standpoint, while acknowledging that it's an eyesore for...
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Spurs' coach Pop furious over early buzzer on final play

Game 7 of the Spurs vs. the Clippers was a fitting ending to a classic series. Almost. The final minutes featured two questionable foul calls that negated each other, then a last-second circus shot by Chris Paul to give the Clippers the lead. With one second left, the Spurs ran a play to get off the final shot —€” except the buzzer went off instantly, a mistake that gave the...
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At least one of Spurs' Big Three already talking retirement

After the San Antonio Spurs' gut-wrenching loss to the Clippers in Game 7 of their first-round series Saturday night, it wasn't too early for at least one of their Big Three to talk retirement. "(Retirement) could happen, easily. I still don't know what I want to do, and I don't want to make big decisions after a disappointment like this," Manu Ginobili told the San Antonio Express...
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Looking for the Spurs’ ‘Softness’

After the San Antonio Spurs lost Game 6 in their series against the Los Angeles Clippers, forcing a decisive Game 7 in Los Angeles, head coach Gregg Popovich repeatedly ripped his team for being “soft.” Did the Spurs get blown off the floor? Well, not exactly: they lost the game by the final score 102–96, and they were within two points of the Clippers with just 10 seconds...
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Gregg Popovich rips Spurs for playing ‘soft’

The Spurs failed to finish off the Clippers on Thursday night, and as a result the two teams will travel to Los Angeles for Game 7 on Saturday. After San Antonio’s 102-96 loss at home, head coach Gregg Popovich ripped the defending champs and said they should be “embarrassed.” “We lost because the Clippers were...Read More
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Shawn Michaels Says Gregg Popovich Resembles The WWE’s Vince McMahon

When the Heart-break Kid broke onto the wrestling scene in 1988 my six-year-old head was spinning. This guy had it all. Cool entrance music, a great costume, and a very real finishing move. I’ll admit it, I thought it wasn’t scripted. And I’ve absolutely been grounded for kicking my brother in head while emulating Michaels. […]
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Hawks' strategy of intentionally fouling Mason Plumlee is dooming Brook Lopez, Nets

It would appear that Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer learned well from his former mentor, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.Pop is the foremost practitioner of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy of intentionally fouling bad free throw shooters, but Budenholzer hasn't hesitated to chop and screw an NBA game with a bit of intentional fouling of his own in the past. And that willingness has reared its...
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Looking at Gregg Popovich over the years

Gregg Popovich is arguably the greatest coach in NBA history. He's won five championships in 19 seasons, only once finished a season fewer than nine games above .500 (1996-97, the year before Tim Duncan was drafted) and has three Coach of the Year trophies embossed on his resume.He's great. And the San Antonio Express-News did the living legend right by putting together a photo gallery...
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While The San Antonio Spurs Come Through Again, The Atlanta Hawks And Chicago Bulls Remain Trapped

When a cycle repeats itself, the value of that process of repetition isn’t inherently good or bad. What counts is the substance of what’s being repeated. In the 2015 NBA Playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs — though hardly home-free in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers — have already replayed one of their greatest hits. (We’ll explain shortly.) The Atlanta...
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Clippers host Spurs in crucial Game 5 Tuesday night

If Gregg Popovich has a recipe for the continued playoff success of his 19-year tenure with the San Antonio Spurs, it seems closely guarded. One of the ingredients, however, is undeniably winning Game 5s, and the Spurs can return home with a 3-2 lead if that trend continues Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Dating to the Spurs' first championship in 1999, they've gone...
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Spurs-Clippers Preview

If Gregg Popovich has a recipe for the continued playoff success of his 19-year tenure with the San Antonio Spurs, it seems closely guarded. One of the ingredients, however, is undeniably winning Game 5s, and the Spurs can return home with a 3-2 lead if that trend continues Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Dating to the Spurs' first championship in 1999, they've gone...
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Current Spurs assistant could be dark-horse candidate for Magic coaching job

There are some pretty big names floating around the Orlando Magic's head coaching job. Billy Donovan has naturally been mentioned, though his name is linked to the Thunder's open job more often lately. After his dismissal from Oklahoma City, Scott Brooks seems like a natural fit in Orlando. Scott Skiles was a hot name in the last couple weeks of the season, but that rumor has tapered...
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A Brief And Obvious Point About The Spurs Winning Game 3 Against The Clippers Without Big Contributions from Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili

Not Always Needed(Yes, I made the mistake of turning on the World Wide Lemur this morning and getting a fresh blast of Stupid A. Smith...)The Spurs have more than those three players.Most specifically, they have the Defensive Player of the Year in Kawhi Leonard, the best coach of his generation in Gregg Popovich, and a bench of guys who would have qualified for the playoffs in the...
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Stevens respecting the best

Spurs legendary coach Gregg Popovich finished fifth in this season's Coach of the Year voting, but fourth-place finisher Brad Stevens thinks that's a mistake.
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Budenholzer learned of COY award from Popovich

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is known for his rather brief sideline interviews on national television. However, underneath that hard exterior is a kind-hearted and down to earth man. A man who always wants to see others succeed on and off the court. Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was named the 2015 NBA Coach […]
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Stevens: 'Bad voting' put me ahead of Popovich

The NBA's Coach of the Year results were released yesterday, and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens finished ahead of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Not that this annual award has anything to do with postseason success, or accomplishments made throughout entire careers, but Stevens has yet to win a playoff game while Popovich is one of the best coaches in NBA history...
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Nets not the Hawks' focus heading into Game 2

The Brooklyn Nets showed in Game 1 that the Atlanta Hawks would be foolhardy to take the 8-seed lightly, hanging tough in a 99-92 loss. Yet the Hawks, cut from the same cloth as the San Antonio Spurs, weren't exactly concerned with the Nets during practice on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. In fact, Brooklyn was hardly a topic of conversation for the vast majority...
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Gregg Popovich broke Coach of the Year news to Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer was named NBA Coach of the Year Tuesday, and he learned of the news in a wonderful way. The Atlanta Hawks organization reached out to Bud’s former mentor Gregg Popovich and asked the San Antonio Spurs coach if he wanted to call his former pupil to inform him of the good news. Pop...Read More
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David Blatt places ninth in Coach of the Year voting

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt led a star-laden, hyper-scrutinized team to 53 wins in his first NBA season while battling the media and rumors that he might be fired, and all he got is this lousy ninth-place finish. The Cavs’ boss took ninth in NBA Coach of the Year voting, coming in behind (in ascending order) Utah’s Quin Snyder, Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau, Houston’s Kevin...
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Spurs trying to turn Leonard loose

The San Antonio Spurs know they can only go as far as Kawhi Leonard takes them. He's the best overall player on a team that employs three future Hall of Famers.But despite winning last year's NBA Finals MVP, Leonard still lacks the experience of a go-to player. Gregg Popovich agrees, saying "There's a difference between MVP of the finals and MVP of the league," Popovich mentioned...
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Epic San Antonio Spurs Tattoo Sleeve

Came across this epic San Antonio Spurs tattoo sleeve a few days ago in the Spurs Talk forum and after a few days of research. I still can’t pin down who it belongs to or which tattoo artist created it. So I’ll just press on and hope someone hits me up with that information later on. Anyway as far as fan tribute tattoos go, this one is pretty dang amazing. It includes Tim Duncan...
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One game into the playoffs, and Pop already being a total ...

When his career is finally over, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will be best-remembered for two main contributions to the NBA: 1. The closest thing the NBA has seen to a dynasty since Michael Jordan took flight in Chicago. 2. His gruff demeanor with the media which leads to those fun / unpleasant / dreadful / mind-boggling exchanges. Often, the two do not go hand-in-hand, and Sunday...
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