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McDonald right at home in Austin leading D-League Spurs

If you were an avid viewer of the television series, “Friday Night Lights” you’ll remember an episode where Coach Taylor was called a “kingmaker” by a high school football magazine. Taylor, as the series showed, had a knack for making men out of boys and getting the last drop of talent out of each of them […]
Via Project Spurs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard ‘Night’s Watch’ Illustration

San Antonio Spurs forward and Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard gets an artistic tribute Game of Thrones style by artist Roger Huang from Taipei, Taiwan. In this piece Leonard is The Night’s Watch. “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory...
Via Hooped Up
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Gregg Popovich nearly retired after undergoing heart procedure last season

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich missed two games last November after undergoing a heart procedure. If that sounds serious it's because it is.His close friend and colleague Larry Brown recently told San Antonio Express-News reporter Buck Harvey that the episode was nearly enough to push Popovich into an early retirement:"His hip surgery had gone well, but there was a hiccup...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Winners/Losers: Southwest Divison

It has been a busy offseason in the Southwest Division. Key movers include LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Tyson Chandler and Ty Lawson. So, which teams have faired best and worst? Let’s take a look at the data-driven analysis: https://www.numberfire.com/nba/news/5745/catching-up-on-the-nba-offseason-the-southwest-division Here is a chart showing the impact on the division...
Via Project Spurs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon: A Closer Look at the NBA’s Newest Game-Changer

Becky Hammon assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs looks on before the game against the Atlanta Hawks on July 19, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)   The basketball world has been abuzz with the growing phenomenon that is Becky Hammon. After joining Gregg Popovich’s staff as an assistant coach for the San Antonio...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio has become a free agent destination

Lamarcus Aldridge's decision to sign with the Spurs signified the extension of their title window. But it also signified something else. After 5 championships and an unprecedented extended streak of success that has stretched almost two decades, San Antonio has finally become a free- agent destination of interest.  David West's decision to pass up on guaranteed Pacers money to...
Via Around the Arc
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Austin Spurs’ Head Coach McDonald signs contract extension

The Spurs Sports & Entertainment announced Monday that the NBA D-League Austin Spurs have reached a contract extension with current Head Coach Ken McDonald. Per club policy, details of the contract weren’t announced. McDonald will be coaching his third straight season in Austin, where he has a coaching record of 51-49 in the past two […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hard work pays off as 2015-16 Silver Dancers are chosen

After two weeks of dancing, learning routines, and one wedding, the 2015-16 San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers have been revealed. The team will have a new look this season with some familiar faces absent from the squad. A mix of veterans and newcomers make up the team, as 16 young women had their dreams come […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

More Stephen Jackson Reflection On Time With The Spurs

Former Spur Stephen Jackson already acknowledged that his San Antonio teammates Tim Duncan and Steve Smith were two of his favorites over the course of a 14-year NBA career. Now he’s named the 2003 championship run as one of two “head-shaking moments” during his time in the league (I’ll bet you can guess the first one). […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marjanovic to have medical examination done before playing for Serbian National Team

According to his agent Misko Raznatovic, new San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic will have a medical examination conducted this week in America, to determine if his prior stress fracture injury has fully healed and if he’ll be able to play with the Serbian National team at Eurobasket 2015. Boban Marjanovic je prosle sedmice uspesno prosao […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Was Gregg Popovich close to retiring last year?

Just before LaMarcus Aldridge decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich assured the top prize on the free agent market that he would still be coaching the Spurs for the length of Aldridge’s four-year contract. There was a time last season where Pop probably would have been hesitant to make that guarantee....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Portland Trail Blazers can thrive without Aldridge

In 2006 with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected LaMarcus Aldridge and ever since that day he has been the leader in Portland, Oregon. However, the Aldridge era has come to an end this past offseason when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in free agency. This decision made by Aldridge leaves the Blazer organization putting all their hopes...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: 'You pay the price if you don't make threes'

In a rare interview with San Francisco's KNBR radio and former NBA player Tom Tolbert, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich opened up about a lot of different things. One topic in particular that was extremely interesting was Pop's view on the three-point line. Here's what he had to say about the most important shot in basketball:“You pay the price if you don’t make threes...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard will attend Team USA's August mini-camp

Kawhi Leonard is no longer a star on the rise. He's a legitimate star, with a Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year trophy to his name. And stars tend to represent their country at the Olympics every four years, which is why Leonard will be in attendance at Team USA's mini-camp in August, according to the San Antonio Express-News:"Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard will participate...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge can make Tony Parker a star once again

Tony Parker is coming off arguably his worst season since he was a rookie. His per game numbers plummeted and he wasn't the efficient option he normally is. But Parker should bounce back this season. Why? LaMarcus Aldridge is his newest teammate. Here's SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock with a closer look at how Aldridge should help Parker get back on top:"Not only will Aldridge...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson says Tim Duncan and Steve Smith were best teammates

Stephen Jackson had one of the craziest 14-year careers in NBA history. But for none of the eight teams he played for did Jackson experience success like he did with the San Antonio Spurs. On the eve of his retirement, which he announced last Friday, Jackson went on Sirius XM NBA radio to reflect on many different parts of his career, in particular which players he views as being...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs to add Ndoye to training camp roster, Leonard to be at Team USA camp

The San Antonio Spurs will add 7-foot center Youssou Ndoye to their training camp roster, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. It is expected that Ndoye will join the Spurs D-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, next season. Ndoye averaged 11.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game during the 2014-15 season at St. […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Jimmer Fredette and Marjanovic Signing Grades

(April 13, 2014 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Fredette Contract: Training camp deal With 14 spots now filled on their roster, the San Antonio Spurs dived once more into the free market to fill the gap. Their selection surprised many as they picked up guard Jimmer Fredette who last played for the New Orleans...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Agree Upon Camp Deal With Youssou Ndoye

The San Antonio Spurs will sign Youssou Ndoye to a training camp deal, according to sources. Ndoye played for the Spurs in the Las Vegas Summer League. He is expected to spend the 2015-16 season with Austin in the D-League.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominique Wilkins doesn’t think it’ll be easy for Spurs’ Hammon to be an NBA coach

There’s no doubt about it, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon is on the rise as she made league history by being the first female head coach in the 2015 Vegas Summer League and leading the team to the Summer League title. She has laid down the foundation for her to one day be […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs draftee Milutinov signs with Olympiacos

According to the Greek professional basketball team Olympiacos Piraeus, the
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Simmons on his game, coach Hammon and more

San Antonio Spurs’ Jonathan Simmons made a huge splash for himself in the 2015 NBA Vegas Summer League as he showed he has what it takes on both ends of the court to play in the league. So much so, he earned himself a contract with the Spurs for next season as he hopes to […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Race for Seis is on!

    The San Antonio Spurs race for seis (as its called in southern Texas) or race for the sixth championship has officially started. This organization has made all the moves, preparations, and signings necessary to make this team champion once again. Many questions came to mind once the season ended for the San Antonio Spurs in that game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Would...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson praises Tim Duncan, Steve Smith as the best teammates

Former San Antonio Spurs player Stephen Jackson recently announced his retirement from the NBA but took time to reflect on his playing days in San Antonio. Specifically, Capt. Jack says looking back, his former teammates, Tim Duncan and Steve Smith, as the best teammates he ever had. Jackson says in the series versus Dallas, it was […]
Via Project Spurs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Offseason: Love It/Like It/Hate It

(Dec. 7, 2014 – Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Many predicted a massive overhaul for the San Antonio Spurs this off-season, with a number of their stars reaching the end of their years in the NBA. However, the front office managed to avoid rocking the boat too much by bringing back the majority of their roster...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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