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Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (66) / 1/28/1949

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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. Oct 23 - 12:35 PM

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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.
Oct 7 - 11:28 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.
Aug 8 - 6:30 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
Jul 12 - 11:22 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.
Jul 4 - 12:40 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.
Jul 3 - 12:17 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.
Jun 30 - 9:36 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.
Jun 16 - 8:35 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
Jun 4 - 10:56 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.

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.
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