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GIFs, Smack / Dec 17, 2013 / 9:30 am

GIF: Gregg Popovich Steals Stephen Jackson’s Headband

(Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

(Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

New Clippers forward Stephen Jackson has had two runs with Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. His latest ended acrimoniously before their San Antonio’s championship run last season. But Jackson has no hard feelings and when his new team the Clippers beat up on Popovich’s Spurs on Monday night, Popovich even had a little fun with Captain Jax. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Fun With SportVu Cameras: The San Antonio Spurs Never Jog

Patty Mills

Patty Mills (photo. Nicky Woo)

The San Antonio Spurs are again near the top of the NBA’s rankings at 17-4 through the NBA’s first slate of games. They’re sprinting towards the playoffs and putting last year’s Finals loss in the rearview mirror. But so far, only Tony Parker (30.2) averages over 30 minutes a game, and that’s how they’re able to run so hard, even through an 82-game regular season that matters a lot less to a team with title aspirations. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Yep, We’re Seriously Overlooking The Spurs… Again

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

This is a few years overdue, but I need to make a promise to myself. Right here, right now, I have to swear that I won’t ever again doubt the San Antonio Spurs, at least not until I have legitimate reason to.

Why am I making this pact? Because, when I make my annual preseason predictions for the Western Conference, I pick several teams over the Spurs, year in and year out. And, especially over the past few seasons, the Spurs have consistently outperformed my expectations. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Learns From Rookie Coach Brad Stevens?

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

Gregg Popovich has captured four NBA titles while coaching the San Antonio Spurs for more than 15 years, and he’s kept them in title contention even with aging stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in the twilight of their careers. Despite the resume, he recently paid the ultimate compliment to first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens when he claimed to have learned from the former Butler helmsman. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 21, 2013 / 12:30 am

Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle Impersonate Gregg Popovich During Sideline Interview

Rick Carlisle, Chris Broussard

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has turned into the hardest sideline interview in the business, able to scoff and snark his way out of answering any question regardless of the discomfort coming from reporters just trying to do their jobs. Tonight, down double-digits entering the fourth quarter, Rick Carlisle did a fair impression. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 7:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a San Antonio Spurs team still reeling from coming so close to winning the 2013 NBA Finals. Read More »

Smack / Oct 15, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Talks Government Shutdown In Typically No-Nonsense Fashion

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich

The U.S. government shutdown is entering it’s third week with both political parties lobbing accusations blaming the other for the impasse. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich — who’s language skills once made him a spy candidate — had some thoughts on the topic that’s dominated the news for the last couple of weeks. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 12:30 pm

MRI Clears Tony Parker To Play In EuroBasket Tournament

Tony Parker, Jeremy Lin

Tony Parker, Jeremy Lin (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

During an exhibition game between Spain and France before next month’s EuroBasket tournament, Tony Parker aggravated his right knee, reported the Express-News last night. But MRI results have cleared him to continue playing for France in next month’s tournament. Read More »

NBA / Jun 21, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Remembering The 2013 NBA Finals: LeBron’s Greatness, Ginobili’s Struggles & More Flopping

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

The 2013 NBA Finals was a basketball black hole that captivated every ounce of energy I had. It didn’t let me see anything else. All I saw was LeBron‘s block on Tiago Splitter, Danny Green‘s shooting barrage in Game 3, Ray Allen‘s three-pointer in Game 6, and LeBron’s jump shot in Game 7. These great moments made it the greatest NBA Finals I have seen in some time. Read More »