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Jim Boylen in a new town but not alone

After San Antonio Spurs longtime top assistant Mike Budenholzer announced he would be leaving San Antonio to take a head coaching position in Atlanta, the Spurs were on the hunt for a new face to join the coaching staff. It turned out the new face in the coaches locker room would be Pacers assistant coach Jim Boylen. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity for me to learn and grow...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Parker, Sefolosha hoop it up at charity game

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker joined Oklahoma City Thunder's Thabo Sefolosha at Thabo's exhibition game in Switzerland this past week. The exhibition game was organized by Sefolosha for charity and the two NBA stars (and other players) gave the fans in attendance a show. Check out the highlights from the charity game and fortunately, TP did not suffer any injury. Though...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

How about Asik in black and silver?

An interesting opportunity has arisen from Dwight Howard officially taking his talents to Houston.  Omer Asik has made his desire not to play behind Howard known via a trade request. The San Antonio Spurs should seize the moment and see if the Houston Rockets would be willing to entertain Asiks’ trade request. Now trading to an intra-divisional foe would be a misstep by Houston...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Oden has Spurs high on his list?

The rumors linking center Greg Oden and the San Antonio Spurs have been numerous this offseason. It seems any report on Oden narrowing his potential list of teams as landing spots next season, have included the Spurs. But if these rumors are true, it may be that San Antonio is high on his list mainy because of head coach Gregg Popovich's approach to resting players throughout...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Waiters, Cavaliers hold on to defeat Spurs in Summer League tournament

The San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers battled Thursday with the victor earning the right to move on in the new Summer League tournament. After 40 minutes of play, a 27-point performance by Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters and a hard fought Spurs team that was missing its starting veteran point guard for the second half, the Spurs fell to the Cavaliers 72-66. Spurs 2012 draftee...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs a possible suitor for Mike Miller

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the San Antonio Spurs are one of four possible suitors for free agent forward Mike Miller who was amnestied two days ago by the Miami Heat, but was not picked up by teams below the cap in the amnesty waivers. Possible suitors for Miller include Spurs, Thunder, Rockets and Warriors. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jean-Charles is a two-sport athlete

Before suffering a knee injury recently, San Antonio Spurs 2013 NBA Draft pick, Livio Jean-Charles, showed he is quite the all-around athlete. Not only can he light it up on the court, Jean-Charles apparently is quite the bowler and in this video, he is not shy about gloating he was able to make a strike. Check out this video of Livio knocking down the pins. I just hope this...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Deshaun Thomas and His Scoring Versatility

Scoring the basketball is definitely not an issue for San Antonio Spurs 2013 NBA Draft pick Deshaun Thomas.   Let’s just take a look at his last Summer League game against the Hawks to get a small sample of the different kind of ways he can put the ball in the basket.   Pick and Pop   There were three instances that Thomas looked very comfortable shooting...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Personal experience helping Ime Udoka guide Summer League Spurs

The Fargo-Morehead Beez, Independiente, The North Charleston Lowgators, Adriondack Wildcats, Charleston Lowgators.  That's stops in the IBL, Argentina, D-League, USBL and back to the D-League if you were wondering.  Those are the places Spurs Assistant Coach Ime Udoka made before even getting a shot in the NBA.  And that was only the first four years of his journey.  After he played...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bertans surprised by rapid recovery after knee surgery

The Summer of 2013 has been the Summer of knee injuries for several of the San Antonio Spurs’ young talent developing overseas. A rash of knee injuries has affected Davis Bertans, Adam Hanga and now Livio Jean-Charles. Bertans recently went under the knife and even he seems surprised at his recovery, according to a message he posted on Twitter. My knee is feeling so good...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bertans surprised by rapid recovery after knee surgery

The Summer of 2013 has been the Summer of knee injuries for several of the San Antonio Spurs’ young talent developing overseas. A rash of knee injuries has affected Davis Bertans, Adam Hanga and now Livio Jean-Charles. Bertans recently went under the knife and even he seems surprised at his recovery, according to a message he posted on Twitter. My knee is feeling so good...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bertans surprised by rapid recovery after knee surgery

The Summer of 2013 has been the Summer of knee injuries for several of the San Antonio Spurs’ young talent developing overseas. A rash of knee injuries has affected Davis Bertans, Adam Hanga and now Livio Jean-Charles. Bertans recently went under the knife and even he seems surprised at his recovery, according to a message he posted on Twitter. My knee is feeling so good...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Belinelli will play in Eurobasket for Italy

On Saturday a report was released discussing how new San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli was awaiting 'permission' from the Spurs in order to represent his home country of Italy at the 2013 Eurobasket in Slovenia this fall. Now according to Sportando, the Spurs have given Belinelli 'permission' to play this fall and represent his home country. Marco Belinelli will...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brown a top candadite for 76ers coach

It's been three weeks since Draft night when a report broke during the draft stating San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown was about to be hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as their new head coach. Later that Thursday evening, Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford dispelled the rumor and said no such deal had been done. Since those three weeks, there have been multiple reports...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: It was tough playing with Kobe Bryant

One can only hope the ashes have died out after the demise of this past Lakers season. Unfortunately the latest string of comments to come out of the Dwight Howard saga might have added a little gasoline to the fire.    It seems everyone lately has taken some parting shots at Howard including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, and even Ice Cube. Their gripe has centered...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Manu's new deal in the spotlight

After Manu Ginobili took it upon himself to announce he would be signing with the San Antonio for an additional two years, reporters searched for details. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported the 35 year old guard would make $14 million in those two seasons.     Offering Ginobili, who had arguably one of his worst performances of his career in the NBA Finals...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph discusses why he chose San Antonio and more

Scott Agness of IndianaPacers.com recently wrote a one-on-one piece with one of the newest members of the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph. In the article, Pendergraph revealed to Agness why he chose San Antonio, what he expects to do, and how he is looking forward to learning and thriving with the Spurs. Pendergraph says he and his wife wanted to return to Indiana, but he...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

FFBB: Livio Jean-Charles to undergo knee surgery

After it was reported on Monday that San Antonio Spurs 2013 first round draft pick Livio Jean-Charles suffered a right knee injury in the FIBA U-20 games against the Czech Republic, the severity of the injury wasn't known at the time. Now according to the French Federation of Basketball (FFBB), Jean-Charles did indeed suffer a severe right knee sprain and will undergo surgery...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker: I did my best to help Spurs win a title

It's been less than a month since the San Antonio Spurs' last game -- and we know how that one turned out. Tony Parker, with plenty of time to decompress, analyze and reflect their championship run, talked with FIBA.com about the NBA Finals and his expectations with the French national team.   The Miami Heat have only lost one playoff series since LeBron James and Chris Bosh...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko: What Almost Was

For days speculation over the destination of Andrei Kirilenko had San Antonio Spurs fans buzzing about the endless possibilities he could bring. A team that was literally seconds away from a championship could bolster their squad by adding the NBA's version of a Swiss-army knife. Kirilenko can guard multiple positions and has the ability to fill in any gaps your team may have. His...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

'The Admiral' recalls when the Spurs were not the model franchise

When the San Antonio Spurs drafted David Robinson with the No. 1 pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, they weren't exactly a "model" franchise.   San Antonio won just 28 games during the 1986-87 season -- only the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers won fewer contests -- but they also didn't adhere to any particular code of ethics. Robinson's teammates enjoyed...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs' Leonard won't participate in USA Basketball Mini-camp

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced today San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not participate in the USA Men's Basketball mini-camp set to start next week in Las Vegas as Leonard is continuing to rehab after a long season. In his final media session of the season, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he, Leonard, and the team doctors would need to discuss...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Hanga recovering from knee surgery

It seems San Antonio Spurs foreign players stashed overseas are getting hit hard with the injury bug which is causing them to go under the knife. Davis Bertans suffered a torn right knee ACL and is recovering nicely, Spurs 2013 NBA Draft pick Livio Jean-Charles recently suffered a knee inujury and now add Adam Hanga to the list. According to ACB.com, Hanga had arthroscopic...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Buford discusses Thomas and possibility of earning 15th roster spot

Before the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Atlanta Hawks in their third Summer League game on Monday evening in Las Vegas, Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford joined the NBATV commentators in the third quarter to answer a few questions regarding the Spurs and in one question, discussed Deshaun Thomas, the Spurs' 58th pick who would go on to score 17 points in the game. Buford on...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nando De Colo leads balanced attack as Spurs bounce back vs. Hawks

LAS VEGAS -- After one so-so game and one bad game, Nando De Colo broke out, helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to a 96-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Monday night.  De Colo and Aron Baynes each had 19 points to lead a very balanced scoring attack which saw four Spurs in double figures. De Colo came out aggressive as his eight first quarter points kept the Spurs from falling...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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