TAG: gregg popovich

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 »

Smack / Jun 6, 2014 / 12:57 am

Gregg Popovich On A/C Failure: “Hopefully We Can Pay Our Bills”

Gregg Popovich

The Spurs may have taken Game 1 with a 110-95 win, but the main storyline of the Finals opener was stolen by the air conditioning failure in AT&T Center caused by an electrical malfunction. The temperature on the court climbed above 90 degrees at the later stages of Game 1, causing the players to deal with dehydration and fatigue in the already intense environment of an opening Finals game. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 11:02 pm

Boris Diaw And Tiago Splitter Hold The Keys To Swinging The NBA Finals

Chris Andersen, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Tony Parker

Ever since their mind-boggling collapse against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have been a different team. At various points in the past three years, LeBron James became the team’s clear-cut alpha dog, Chris Bosh stretched his offense farther and farther from the paint, and Erik Spoelstra developed devastating offensive continuity built on spreading the floor with shooters. Miami fully embraced its natural identity as a small-ball outfit, basically, and the result has been something close to a dynasty. It’s when the Heat have the ball that the merits of their speedy, undersized lineups are most obvious, but it’s on the other end of the court where Miami’s Finals rematch against San Antonio will be decided. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 3, 2014 / 11:07 pm

Report: Spurs Expect Tony Parker To Play In Game 1

Tony Parker (Steve Mitchell, USATODAY)

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker watched the second half of his team’s series-clinching win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday from the bench due to a balky ankle. Though Gregg Popovich seemed unsure of his point guard’s status going forward at the time, the Spurs are now confident that Parker will be healthy enough to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 1, 2014 / 9:15 pm

GIF: Gregg Popovich Actually Laughs After Spurs Win West Finals

Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, Manu Ginobili

Gregg Popovich is basketball’s utmost strategist and motivator, but today’s common NBA fan likely knows him best as the sport’s ultimate curmudgeon. San Antonio’s legendary head coach has never been more notable than the present, but it should be for his almost unparalleled success guiding the Spurs more than his stubborn, sometimes nasty antics as sideline and post-game interviewee. Those who know Popovich on a personal level, though, swear by his caring, gregarious nature behind the scenes. Read More »

Video / May 30, 2014 / 9:45 am

Watch Gregg Popovich Mock Reporter After Win

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich

The reporter should have known better. After a pithy — even by his standards — in-game interview with David Aldridge before the fourth quarter Thursday night, Gregg Popovich‘s biting wit carried over to the post-game round of questions, when he told a reporter, “You’re not worth much.” Read More »

Smack / May 27, 2014 / 11:55 pm

Gregg Popovich’s Awkward Silence During His Sideline Interview

Gregg Popovich, David Aldridge

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had plenty to be upset about after his Spurs started Game 4 off with an 8-0 run, only to fall apart and end the first quarter down to the Thunder, 25-20. That’s why Turner Sports’ David Aldridge was walking on thin ice during his sideline interview with the cantankerous Pop before the second period started. Read More »

Video / May 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Jokes About Ginobili: “He’s Out For The Rest Of The Playoffs”

Gregg Popovich

After a calf strain knocked OKC’s Serge Ibaka out of a Game 6 of the Western Semifinals against the Clippers, he was deemed out for the rest of the postseason. The Spurs didn’t buy it, and it turns out they were right. That’s why the 2014 Coach of the Year, Gregg Popovich, had some fun with his miraculous return in his post-game press conference despite the Game 3 loss. Read More »

GIFs / May 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Western Conference Finals Summarized In One GIF

Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant

Through two games, the Spurs have dominated the Western Conference Finals. Despite having Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder appear to have no answers for San Antonio. All of this was summarized in one brilliant GIF today. Read More »