When he was coaching at the Air Force Academy, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich tried to get Sinbad to play for him.
Why should LeBron join forces with a cap-eating superstar when there are so many NBA teams with complementary depth?
There have been numerous calls for major change in South Florida.
The Spurs: If you can't beat them, become them.
Gregg Popovich was so shocked when the San Antonio Spurs won the lottery to draft Tim Duncan that he dropped a hamburger. What happened to the poor burger?
We have this expectation that being great means never being bad.
In terms of on court play there is little to cling to in describing Popovich as a coach. He’s teams have been both offensive machines and defensive juggernauts. They’ve played fast and slow, inside and out. Without any definable quality to latch onto, is it possible that Popovich’s greatness comes from his ability to be everything and nothing, all at once?
Perhaps more than anything, individual matchups are magnified in the playoffs. As rotations shorten, intensity heightens, and coaching looms more influential than ever, the exploitation of a certain player’s strengths and weaknesses can easily swing a game, and by proxy a series. Which teams win or lose a single mismatch can be the tipping point between advancing into June and being eliminated in April.
For the third time in his storied career, Gregg Popovich has been named NBA Coach of the Year. The San Antonio Spurs tweeted out the news on his latest honor:
While we are all riding high on the exciting first-round playoff games witnessed in the league's opening three days, we also learned that beloved NBA TNT Sideline Reporter Craig Sager is battling Leukemia.