[caption id="attachment_5740" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21), point
Why be outraged by the Spurs when they are such an aesthetic delight.
"I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."
Such lofty preseason expectations for Kawhi Leonard were never fair. The popular assumption that the high-motor, mild-mannered Leonard would usurp Manu Ginobili as the third wheel in the San Antonio machine this season was always naive, a result of kneejerk NBA Finals judgments and the belief that time was finally catching up with the Spurs.
I have a secret to tell you.
On Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out everyone's old friend, the Hack-a-Shaq strategy. For seven straight possessions, the Spurs intentionally fouled Dwight Howard.
In Saturday night's Rockets/Spurs game, Houston coach Kevin McHale decided to get in on the recent spat of coaching shenanigans, and it raised Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's ire enough for Pop to draw the technical.
The infancy of the season provides more questions than answers. So what's concerned Gregg Popovich so far?
Gregg Popovich had a few things to say about the government shutdown. All hail President Pop!