TAG: gregg popovich

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Finals Win

Gregg Popovich

Always deflecting attention away from himself and his brilliant championship team, Gregg Popovich says the San Antonio Spurs’ mesmerizing play in the last three games of the NBA Finals was about more than their standalone performance. According to the future Hall-of-Famer, the complacent attitude of their opponents was influential to the Spurs’ incredible and ultimately crowning success. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 13, 2014 / 3:55 pm

Would You Vote Gregg Popovich For President?

Pop For President

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich might be our favorite coach in the NBA. With the increasing gridlock in Washington and a polarizing political climate in America as both Democrats and Republicans continue to scream at each other, a lot of things can be lost amid the din. Perhaps that’s why a recently spotted “Pop For President” bumper sticker appeals so much to us. Read More »

Video, We Reminisce / Aug 28, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Popovich Tells Campers: “I Don’t Really Give A S**t What Your Names Are”

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

An old video has made the rounds today, and Reddit’s excellent r/NBA board first alerted us to the brilliance of the footage. The video features a clip from a 2006 coaching clinic run by cranky Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich. In the sequence captured by the cameras, the grizzled long-time grey and black helmsman introduces himself to the campers involved in a drill he’s running, before telling them he doesn’t really care since he’ll forget their names anyway; except, Pop does so as only Pop can. Read More »

NBA, WNBA / Aug 5, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As Second Female Assistant Coach In NBA History

Becky Hammon

The Spurs today announced the hiring of six-time WNBA all-star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. She’s just the second woman to be hired as an NBA assistant coach in history, the first was Lisa Boyer with the Cavs during the 2001-02 season. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Popovich Agrees To Multi-Year Extension With Spurs

Gregg Popovich

Winning a fifth championship in 2013-2014 with the San Antonio Spurs against the team that broke their hearts the year before would have been a storybook ending to Gregg Popovich’s amazing coaching career. Instead, he’s coming back for more. Read More »

Smack / Jun 18, 2014 / 11:07 pm

Gregg Popovich Counts Titles During Parade; Possibly Trolling LeBron

Gregg Popovich

During San Antonio’s River Walk parade today to celebrate their 2014 NBA Finals win, Gregg Popovich appeared to be having the time of his life. At one point he even jokingly counted out how many titles the Spurs have won under his tenure, possibly parodying an eerily similar title countdown four summer’s ago… Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Champion Spurs Are Impossible To Duplicate

Tim Duncan

The 2013-2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs made you believe. In experience, in persistence, in togetherness, in quality depth, in pounding the rock, in the value of adhering to a strict set of organizational ideals from top-to-bottom. More than anything, these Spurs just made you believe in basketball. Not just any brand of basketball, either, but this amazing game as it was explicitly meant to be played. There’s never been anything like it, and unless they can somehow repeat it over the next couple years, there never will be again. Read More »

Twitter / Jun 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The NBA Reacts On Twitter To Spurs Title Win

Tim Duncan

After the Spurs clinched the title last night, folks from around the NBA reacted to their victory on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of our favorite tweets from last night. Read More »

NBA / Jun 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: The Full Spurs Championship Ceremony

San Antonio Spurs, Larry O'Brien Trophy

The San Antonio Spurs are your 2014 NBA Champions, so check out commissioner Adam Silver performing his first championship ceremony as he hands over the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Spurs owner Peter Holt, general manager R.C. Buford, coach Gregg Popovich and the amazing Spurs players covered in champagne. The best-run franchise in the NBA has added another piece of hardware to their trophy case. Read More »

NBA / Jun 16, 2014 / 9:15 am

Video: Gregg Popovich’s Sincere Postgame Speech

Gregg Popovich

It’s not often Gregg Popovich gets emotional, same for normally stone-faced Tim Duncan, but the 65-year-old three-time Coach of the Year winner and now five-time NBA champion gave a surprisingly sentimental speech to his troops in the locker room following Game 5’s win. Read More »