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Gregg Popovich is the Greatest Coach in NBA History

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 15 coaches in NBA history. Want the whole list? Click here. Total Seasons: 20 Total Championships: 5 Regular Season Record: 1089-495 Regular Season Winning Percentage: .692 Playoff Record: 158-98 Playoff Winning Percentage: .617 Why he’s the greatest coach of all time: We tend to overthink things when evaluating coaches. We get caught...
Via The Sports Post
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dejounte Murray: The future of the San Antonio Spurs?

Some people say that Dejounte Murray is the future point guard of the San Antonio Spurs. Here’s a look at what he brings to the team. What Dejounte Murray brings to the San Antonio Spurs Dejounte Murray is a decent size for a point guard, and many bigger players being defended by him may be deceived by his size. Murray has a wing span of a 6′ 9″ man making him hard to defend...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Versatility of Kyle Anderson

There’s something unique about Kyle Anderson. Due to the San Antonio Spurs’ longstanding success, they rarely have early draft picks in the first round. This usually results in the Spurs drafting players that don’t usually play for the team until several seasons after they are drafted. While this drafting technique has a history of being […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

Manu Ginobili Player Preview: What to expect this season

This is probably Manu Ginobili’s final season. Yes, I know that we’ve all been thinking that since 2012, but this time it might be true. He and Tony Parker are the last two players from last decade’s championship teams. Tim Duncan’s leaving over the off-season and Tony Parker’s desire to play “five more years” allows […] Manu Ginobili Player Preview: What to expect...
Via Air Alamo
2 days ago

The time Tim Duncan mentored Robert Swift

One of the very few mentors that Robert Swift ever had in his brief time in the NBA was Tim Duncan. [Editor’s note: This article was written by guest columnist and lifelong SuperSonics fan, Kevin Nesgoda. - JRW] There are stories, legends of the terrible line of centers that the Seattle Supersonics have drafted over the years. In the 2004 draft they picked Robert Swift, an unknown...
Via Pounding the Rock
2 days ago

Joel Anthony expected to join Spurs on training camp deal

The Spurs are rumored to be finalizing a training camp deal with 34-year-old center Joel Anthony. Anthony, who started out his NBA career with the Miami Heat, spent the last two seasons in Detroit, playing just 19 games last year. The 6-9 big man has hung around the league by being a textbook role player everywhere he’s been, bringing solid defense and a willingness to play within...
Via Pounding the Rock
4 days ago

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker wants to go out a champion

Every player that knows their time is coming to an end always wants to go out on top. No matter what sport it may be, whether it is basketball, baseball, football or even soccer, you want to end a career with a championship-the meaning of going out on top. The San Antonio Spurs early in […] San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker wants to go out a champion - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A...
Via Air Alamo
4 days ago

Where Tony Parker belongs on the list of the NBA's best

Sports Illustrated had Tony in the middle of their top 100 list last year, but left him off this season's. It's another installment of the Pounding the Rock roundtable, In The Bonus. Where your intrepid staff take on a pressing Spurs question of the day and tear it down from every angle imaginable. Or five angles -- whichever comes first. Last week, Sports Illustrated placed...
Via Pounding the Rock
4 days ago

Spurscast Episode 411- Sky’s Out, Thighs Out: Matt Bonner’s Summer

The Spurscast is playing catch up with fan favorite Matt Bonner, noodling on the signing of Joel Anthony, and a free agency refresh. It’s the one and only Spurscast – The original San Antonio Spurs Podcast. Download the audio and listen to us however and whenever you want. We are also available on iTunes! Want […]
Via Project Spurs
4 days ago

Tony Parker to leave the San Antonio Spurs?

There is a trade rumor that Tony Parker will leave the San Antonio Spurs for Lebron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Tony Parker has retired from international play but has not said he would retire as a Spur. After the Olympic games ended for France, Tony Parker said that he was calling it quits for international play. He officially retired from his national team. He has not said that...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams returns to Spurs as VP of basketball ops

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Monty Williams is the new vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs, returning to the franchise he has already been part of as both a player and a coaching intern. Williams appeared in 154 games with the Spurs between 1996 and 1998. He was a coaching intern with the team in the 2004-05 season, the first step on a path that would lead him...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs: We will need time to adapt

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker tells fans they will need time to “adapt” and to “come together as a team.” Spurs fans shouldn’t expect a championship in the 2016- 2017 season since it is only the first year many young and new players are on the Spurs. Tony Parker says that the Spurs will need some time to adapt after the retirement of Tim Duncan & loss of Boris...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs expect Duncan to join front office at some point

Tim Duncan’s playing career with the Spurs has come to an end, but that does not mean he is going to become a ghost in San Antonio. According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs anticipate that Duncan will re-join the team at some point in a front office role. Most in the organization think Duncan will eventually join the franchise in a full-time capacity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan’s retirement: ‘I have a hole in my gut’

Gregg Popovich without question is one of the most curmudgeonly coaches in all of sport. But even someone as gruff and cantankerous as the longtime San Antonio Spurs head coach cannot help but continue to feel a little a little sting over something as professionally and personally profound as Tim Duncan’s recent retirement. After all, the two spent nearly two decades working...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker hosts basketball game on top of glacier

Basketball and cold weather? They don’t really go together all that well normally. After all, cold fingers tend to not help one grip a basketball nor catch a pass coming your way. None of that mattered to San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker and Swiss watchmaker Tissot, though. That’s because the two teamed up to host a basketball game atop the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial adviser who cost Duncan millions indicted for fraud

Professional athletes make a lot of money, which seems great at first glance, but can be a pain to deal with during their careers and long after they retire. Many people would love to have a life like Tom Brady, Mike Trout or LeBron James. All three and many more athletes like them make millions upon millions of dollars playing sports and being spokespersons for companies. While...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol ‘a bit pissed’ about NBA 2K17 rating

San Antonio Spurs forward Pau Gasol isn’t too happy about his rating in NBA 2K17. But only because his brother, Marc, has a higher rating, of course. Pau appeared at the game’s premier in Madrid Wednesday and wasn’t shy about his feelings on the whole ordeal. Raúl Barrigón of HoopsHype.com captured the funny moment: Pau says, smiling, he’s a bit pissed his brother Marc...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs since 1987

In 1987, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA draft lottery and selected a player first overall who would change the shape of the franchise. The team hit big on the lottery once in 1997 and selected an even better player first overall who would go on to be one best in the game. Since 1987, the Spurs have had only 23 first-round draft picks - demonstrating the team's lasting success...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley visits Sager in hospital despite strict doctor's orders

Don’t tell Charles Barkley what he can and can’t do. As The Associated Press reported in their story on Craig Sager’s third bone marrow transplant this week, after Barkley learned that Sager’s wife Stacy couldn’t attend the transplant thanks to a cold, he defied his own doctor’s orders to be at the bedside of his NBA on TNT colleague: A few days before his transplant...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patty Mills Will Be Indispensable For The Spurs This Season

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills is primed to play an important role for his team this upcoming NBA season. The 6'0" scorer will be entering his eighth NBA season and just had an outstanding showing at the Rio Olympics. In fact, Mills averaged 21.2 points per game in the Olympics, which was the second highest in the tournament.
Via The Sports Quotient
29 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron calls Popovich 'greatest NBA coach of all time'

LeBron James missed out on winning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. But the NBA superstar might be considering a return to Team USA in the next Olympics to play for who he considers the “greatest coach of all time in Gregg Popovich. From Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball...
Via The Sports Daily
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Spain, Gasol beat Spurs teammate Mills, Australia to win bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Pau Gasol scored 31 points in perhaps his final Olympic game and Spain added a bronze to its collection on Sunday with an 89-88 win over Australia, again denied its first medal inside the rings.Sergio Rodriguez made two free throws with 5.4 seconds left and the Spaniards, who captured silver in 2008 at Beijing and the London Games, got the defensive stop they...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Parker reiterates desire to play five more years with the Spurs

Tony Parker’s illustrious international basketball career may be over, but he sees his time with the San Antonio Spurs continuing for significantly longer. Parker, who announced his retirement from the French national basketball team after they lost to Spain in the Olympic quarterfinal on Wednesday, told Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports that he still wants to play five more years...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Spurs' Tim Duncan says no to Olympic invite from President Obama

Most people would jump at the opportunity to hop on Air Force One for an international flight to attend the Olympics with the President of the United States. Tim Duncan, however, is a rare breed. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Bruce Bowen said his former San Antonio Spurs teammate turned down an invitation from President Barack Obama to join him on a trip to the Olympics...
Via The Comeback
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson calls out Tony Parker

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is not one to hold back from controversy. He made a living out of getting into the heads of opposing players on the court. He’s also been an outspoken individual since moving on from the Association. Now, while in the midst of a potential comeback attempt, Jackson decided to take to the public in order to call out former teammate Tony Parker....
Via Sportsnaut
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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