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Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (67) / 1/28/1949
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Gregg Popovich admitted concern over the Spurs' defense without Tim Duncan (knee) in the lineup.
"He’s our base from which everything else emanates," Pop said. "Everybody else knows how to operate based on who he is and what he does. That’s my biggest concern in the game, really — him not being there for everybody to move around." Popovich went as far as to call Duncan "the center of the universe" in terms of San Antonio's defensive schemes, illustrating how important the veteran still is to what his team does. Feb 1 - 10:46 AM

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Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars.

He probably cares very little about this, as there are no cars involved. Steve Kerr was ineligible to coach the team because coaches cannot coach the All-Star game in back-to-back seasons.
Jan 27 - 1:27 PM

Gregg Popovich was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for December, but doesn't really care.

"I thought you should at least get a car or something," he said. "If there’s no car, I don’t give a damn." Obviously joking, Pop said that after winning his 16th Coach of the Month award after the Spurs went 14-2 and 10-0 at home. The Warriors are getting all the headlines, but the Spurs, who have won just two fewer games, might be just as good. Orlando's Scott Skiles won it for the East, garnering snickers causing fantasy owners of Magic players to wonder if a cruel joke was being played on them.
Jan 5 - 10:49 AM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will replace Mike Krzyzewski as Team USA's coach in 2017.

Exciting things are in store for Team USA and there really isn't a better candidate for the job. Popovich is obviously staying with the Spurs as well so there is no need for their fans to panic.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Gregg Popovich didn't travel with the Spurs for their preseason opener in Sacramento on Thursday.

Of course he didn't. The team will instead be coached by assistant Ettore Messina and it's unclear whether Pop will re-join the team for their next two exhibitions on Oct. 12 (in Miami) and Oct. 14 (in Atlanta). Brace yourself for a tidal wave of DNPs throughout the Spurs' preseason.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:28:00 PM

Without Kawhi Leonard's breakout and adding LaMarcus Aldridge, Danny Green thinks coach Gregg Popovich may have been "out the door" when Tim Duncan retired.

"Them being here I think extends his tenure just a little bit longer," Green said. Pop is a basketball lifer and likely could have shifted to more of a front-office role. His Spurs are armed for another title run and he can manage the minutes of his aging studs even more this season.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Steve Kerr joked during a recent interview that Gregg Popovich should quit coaching if he can't win it all with the roster they assembled this offseason.

"You look at what San Antonio did getting [LeMarcus] Aldridge, I mean if they don’t win the whole thing next year it’s clearly the coach’s fault," joked Kerr. "I mean if Pop can’t win the whole thing with that roster then he has no business coaching in this league." In addition to nabbing Aldridge via free agency, they were also able to re-sign cornerstones Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili while getting David West to sign for the veterans-minimum. The Spurs have had one of the best offseasons in recent memory, and they're going to be a favorite to win it all next year.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 11:22:00 PM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich intends to coach for the entirety of his five-year contract that he signed last summer.

Arguably the best coach in the NBA today, Popovich may have cracked a smile when he learned that LaMarcus Aldridge will be joining him in San Antonio, so it makes sense that he would want to stick around. Tim Duncan will probably be more willing to extend his career as well, so this is obviously a glorious day for Spurs fans.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon will coach the Las Vegas Summer League team.

She'll be the first female summer league head coach. Hammon getting this distinction is a testament to how well she did as an assistant with the Spurs last season.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Gregg Popovich said he won't be calling LaMarcus Aldridge at exactly midnight when free agency begins on July 1.

While Pop and the Spurs would undoubtedly like to sign Aldridge, the Blazers can offer him more money and the Lakers can offer him the Los Angeles lifestyle, so Pop is hoping the Spurs winning culture is enough to sell the unrestricted free agent. "I’m not calling anyone at midnight," Popovich said. "I’ll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don’t want them." Aldridge is set to meet with the Lakers when free agency begins at midnight, so Pop will have to hope that Aldridge sees the free agency process through and doesn't take the first offer he gets.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 09:36:00 AM

Former Magic coach James Borrego is on the brink of joining Gregg Popovich's staff in San Antonio.

Pop hasn't officially announced that he'll return for the 2015-16 season, but Borrego's hiring is one of many reasons to assume he's staying put. Borrego had a 10-20 record during a short stint as head coach of the Magic and it seems Scott Skiles didn't have a spot for him on Orlando's staff.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 08:35:00 PM

Gregg Popovich said he has begrudgingly embraced the three-point shot as part of a winning strategy.

After his Spurs shot the most three-pointers per game of any championship team last season (23.6 per game), Popovich said he still doesn't like the shot. "We all know if you don't shoot the 3, you're probably not going to win," Pop said. "Everybody in the league shoots the 3-point shot well and knows the importance. I still hate it." While Pop may not embrace the shot, the three-pointer is here to stay and it says a lot about the coach that he's willing to embrace a strategy that he doesn't like.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 10:56:00 AM

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.
Tue, May 5, 2015 01:21:00 PM

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
Tue, May 5, 2015 10:01:00 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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Ray McCallum
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Jonathon Simmons
4Rasual Butler
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David West
3Boris Diaw
C1Tim Duncan
2Boban Marjanovic
3Matt Bonner
4Cady Lalanne