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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said the Spurs are looking to re-tool their roster this offseason.
With so much uncertainty of who will return (including Popovich), the Spurs head coach said the team's roster will probably look quite different next season. "The team will probably look considerably different than it looks this year, because we have so many free agents and we want to re-tool a little bit," Popovich said. "We want to try to start -- not exactly over again -- because these last four seasons have been a grind." Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are both free agents and are both (like Pop) considering retirement and Kawhi Leonard will be a restricted free agent. Leonard almost certain to be a Spur next season, but we could see quite a few changes in San Antonio when training camp starts in the fall. May 5 - 1:21 PM

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There have been rumors that Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan will retire together, but former Spur Michael Finley thinks that Popovich may stay for one more season after Duncan retires.

While Pop and Duncan retiring together makes for the better ending to the Spurs' run, Finley thinks Popovich might stay one more season past Duncan to make sure things are on-track. "One thing I think may happen is Pop staying an extra year to make sure things are going in the right direction," Finley said. While nothing is even close to official, Popovich is just one year into a five-year deal, so Finley may be onto something here.
Source: ESPN
May 5 - 10:01 AM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he has no clue whether or not he will retire after this season.

"People ask me about Tim [Duncan] and Manu [Ginobili] and myself for the last five years, what we're going to do," Popovich said. "It's all psychobabble. I have no clue. We'll probably come back. Paycheck is pretty good. You think I'm lying?" Popovich is heavily regarded as one of the best coaches the NBA has ever seen, so hopefully his time in the league isn't over just yet. The next couple of months will be huge for the future of the Spurs, so we will be sure to monitor this situation closely.
May 3 - 9:35 AM

Gregg Popovich said after Thursday's Game 6 loss to the Clippers that the Spurs should be "embarrassed" with the way they played in a close-out game.

"We should be embarrassed with the way we came out in a close-out game, in every regard," Popovich said. "We were just soft. I don’t know how we stayed in the game to be honest with you." Pop is probably looking to light a fire under his guys with these comments, and they'll need a much better all-around effort if they hope to take Game 7 in Los Angeles. Out of the 119 Game 7s that have been played in NBA history, the road team has won just 24 times. However, the Spurs are 1-1 in the Tim Duncan era in Game 7s played on the road. Saturday’s do-or-die matchup with the Clippers should be nothing short of thrilling.
May 1 - 10:54 AM

Gregg Popovich had some choice words for his team after they were embarrassed in an overtime loss to the Knicks on Tuesday.

"We didn’t respect the game, we didn’t respect our opponent," said Popovich. "It was a pathetic performance and I hope that every player is embarrassed. Not because we are supposed to win the game, but it is about how you play the game." The Spurs will have to quickly bounce back vs. the Bucks on Wednesday night, and there is still no indication that any players will be rested. Owners should check back prior to tip-off just to be safe, but it's a good bet that the Spurs roll out their stars in an effort to avoid slipping further down the standings.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 18 - 10:25 AM

A frustrated Gregg Popovich told the Spurs to "figure it out" after losing their fourth consecutive game on Wednesday.

After losing to the Jazz on Monday, Popovich gave his message to the team and left the locker room, but was forced to repeat the message after Wednesday's loss to Portland. "The players have to participate in their own recovery," Popovich said after the game. Pop's tactic may not work with other teams, but he'll have to hope the veteran presence of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker will help turn the team's fortunes around.
Feb 26 - 11:27 AM

Updating a previous report, Gregg Popovich is on the Spurs' team plane headed for Charlotte after dealing with chest pain earlier on Tuesday.

Pop reportedly left the team bus due to "sharp pain in his chest," but fortunately it seems to have been a minor issue. We'll update his status as more details surface, but for now it sounds like he'll coach the Spurs as usual on Wednesday.
Jan 13 - 10:35 PM

Gregg Popovich admitted during a recent interview that the Spurs' current roster of aging veterans is a constant concern for him.

"People have been calling us old for, like, 10 years, it seems like, but it’s true," said Popovich. "We are getting older and those injuries take a toll the older you get. You don’t come back the same way. It’s not just, 'If we’re healthy, we’re fine.’" It sounds like some rest days will be coming up for the Spurs' veterans, so keep an eye out during back-to-back sets if you own Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, or Manu Ginobili.
Jan 2 - 11:09 AM

Coach Gregg Popovich will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

It's great to hear after his minor medical procedure. Popovich and his Spurs are rolling with a six-game winning streak look like they're ready to contend after a slow start.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday's game and possibly a few more due to a "minor medical issue."

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina will take over as head coach in Popovich's absence, and it will be interesting to how he handles San Antonio's ever-changing rotations. The good news is that Pop's condition isn't serious. Fantasy owners should deploy their players as usual.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Following Wednesday's win over Cleveland, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he thinks the Cavaliers will get much better as the season progresses.

Despite the win, Pop expressed confidence in the fact that the Cavaliers will only improve from here on out. "I’m glad we played them now," Popovich said. "The Cavs, what you see now you can multiply by two or three. They’re going to be a hell of a team." Cleveland fans panicking over the Cavs' 5-5 start to the season should take solace in the words of the defending NBA Champions' head coach.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said his young superstar Kawhi Leonard is a coach's dream.

Despite the lack of a contract extension for Leonard, the Spurs' head coach made it sound like Leonard is in San Antonio to stay. "You know, he's the future. I don't think Timmy [Duncan] and Manu [Ginobili] are going to play any more than maybe six or seven more years. So we've got to let somebody else do something." Popovich said in jest before turning serious. "He just is unbelievably coachable and does whatever we ask him to do. He's a coach's dream, very honestly." All jokes aside, fantasy owners are quickly finding out that Leonard is more than just a coach's dream.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 12:20:00 PM

When asked about Suns owner Robert Sarver's apology for the Spurs benching players on Thursday, coach Gregg Popovich said "the only thing that surprises me is that he didn’t say it in a chicken suit."

Oh, man. Pop is referring to Sarver flapping his arms like a chicken back in 2005 when the Spurs rested Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. Yes, this is on the short list for quote of the year.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Suns owner Robert Sarver apologized for the Spurs benching their players against the Suns on Thursday.

During the game, he grabbed the microphone and made an announcement. "This is not the game you paid your hard-earned money to watch," Sarver said. "I apologize for it. And I want you to send me your tickets if you came tonight with a return envelope and I've got a gift for you on behalf of the Suns for showing up tonight. Thank you." Sure, only really dedicated fans care about preseason, but missing out on Kawhi Leonard handle the ball more was probably a big letdown for a lot of folks in Phoenix.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Gregg Popovich will not travel with the Spurs for Thursday's road game in Phoenix.

Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills are also staying home, and the Spurs' assistant coaches will take over in Pop's absence. This is par for the course for the defending champion Spurs, who have already logged plenty of travel miles after opening the preseason in Germany and Turkey.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 01:12:00 PM