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NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions In Survey

Tony Snell, LeBron James

According to those most in the know, the NBA’s rich will be even richer after 2014-2015. In a wide-ranging, anonymous survey conducted by NBA.com’s John Schumann, league general managers predict LeBron James to win MVP and the San Antonio Spurs to repeat as champions this season. Read More »

Smack / Oct 19, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Popovich Says Suns Owner Should Have Been Wearing A Chicken Suit For Comments

Gregg Popovich

Two days after Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver apologized to his fans for the San Antonio Spurs bringing a depleted team to an exhibition between the Western Conference foes, Gregg Popovich fired back in a way only he could. Calling Sarver’s comments “silly,” the legendary Spurs coach upped the ante by quipping that he was surprised the CEO of Western Alliance Bank wasn’t wearing a chicken suit when he took the mic during Thursday’s game. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 17, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Suns Owner Apologizes For Spurs Keeping Stars & Coach Home

Robert Sarver

During last night’s Spurs-Suns game in Phoenix, the San Antonio side was missing a large portion of their personnel. That’s because coach Gregg Popovich joined five Spurs (including Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard) who missed San Antonio’s trip to Phoenix. Suns owner Robert Sarver, took time mid-game to apologize to his fans for the absence. Read More »

Video / Oct 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

A Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard Hybrid? Gregg Popovich Would Take It

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

The San Antonio Spurs won their second round of competition in the NBA’s Global Games on Saturday, beating Fenerbahce Ulker 96-90 in Istanbul. As a result, Gregg Popovichwas in a bit more affable post-game mood than he was two days ago after his team lost on a buzzer-beater. Asked after today’s game by a foreign reporter why “Kobe Leonard” didn’t play for the Spurs, an initially confused Popovich offered the perfect response. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Boris Diaw’s New Contract With The Spurs Includes Weight-Based Incentives

Boris Diaw

The San Antonio Spurs have mostly approached Boris Diaw’s lingering weight issues with levity. Gregg Popovich has frequently mentioned Diaw’s physique since the Frenchman came aboard as a mid-season castaway in 2011-2012, and did so most recently at the beginning of training camp – the Spurs were supposedly taking bets on Diaw’s weight beginning at 275 pounds. Ever clever, Diaw responded by posting a wry photo on Facebook with a caption directed at Popovich. Read More »

instagram / Sep 29, 2014 / 10:30 am

Boris Diaw’s Perfect Response To Gregg Popovich’s Weight Crack

Gregg Popovich, Boris Diaw

It was in good fun when Gregg Popovich joked that his Spurs were wagering on forward Boris Diaw‘s weight before training camp opens this week. Diaw signed an extension and his anodyne girth provides a potency in a range of roles with the Spurs. Still, Diaw’s response on Instagram was classic. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Are Betting On Boris Diaw’s Offseason Weight Gain

Gregg Popovich

These San Antonio Spurs will always be about Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan first and foremost, with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in the near background, too. And as Kawhi Leonard’s star rises ever higher, perhaps he’ll make that exalted quartet a fivesome. But to us, nothing embodies the champion Spurs more than the playful and respectful nature of the relationship between Boris Diaw and San Antonio’s eminently quotable coach. Read More »

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 »