TAG: gregg popovich

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 »

NBA / Jun 12, 2014 / 1:36 am

Popovich Says He Doesn’t Think Of Duncan, Parker, Ginobili As A Big Three

Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

The marquee names of the epic 2014 NBA Finals are LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh, and Manu Ginobili. The Miami Heat’s Big Three don’t shy away from that moniker, and openly talk of the heavy burden they carry as their team’s top players. And while the San Antonio Spurs’ trio of future Hall-of-Famers is certainly deserving of such a title, that’s not Gregg Popovich’s style. Read More »

Video / Jun 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

Gregg Popovich Had Another Classic Interview With Doris Burke

Gregg Popovich, Doris Burke

Gregg Popovich and Doris Burke have a long history of entertaining sideline interviews. If Pop doesn’t feel like answering your questions, he won’t. Before the fourth quarter of last night’s game, Pop and Doris met again for another classic encounter. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Popovich On Boris Diaw: “He Allows Us To Play Big And Small At The Same Time”

Boris Diaw

San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw shot 1-5 from the field and scored just two points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals despite playing 33 minutes, the second-most court-time he’s notched in the playoffs. Such paltry scoring numbers would normally suggest a lack of impact for a player that makes his name on the offensive side of the ball, but not Diaw – his plus-minus of +30 was a team- and game- high by eight points. Gregg Popovich touched on the unique impact of the portly Frenchman at Friday’s press conference. Read More »