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Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (68) / 1/28/1949

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Gregg Popovich stated during a recent interview that he's not ready to retire from the NBA.
"You know what happened? I just got roped in," Popovich joked regarding his retirement plan. "I had to keep making promises. Manu [Ginobili] was going to sign a few years back and he was like, 'Are you going to be here?' Tony [Parker], then Kawhi [Leonard]. Then when we were recruiting LaMarcus [Aldridge], he was like, 'Are you going to be here?' it just goes on and on. So I guess I can never stop, I can never retire." And we hope he never does. Wed, Jul 20, 2016 12:21:00 PM
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The Spurs are "actively" trying to move up in the draft according to

The Spurs currently have the No. 29 pick in the first round, but it's not clear what player they are hoping to get if they do move up. The Celtics, Nuggets, Suns, 76ers and Raptors have multiple first-round picks, so the Spurs should be able to move up depending on what they're willing to give up.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 09:40:00 AM

The Spurs have reportedly explored moving up in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft.

San Antonio currently owns the No. 29 overall selection in the upcoming draft, but perhaps they have their eyes on a late first-round target. Tim Duncan and David West both have player options for the upcoming season, and Boban Marjonavic is going to be an unrestricted free agent, so maybe the Spurs look to add some frontcourt help on draft day.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 05:00:00 PM

R.C. Buford has won the NBA's Executive of the Year Award.

There is going to be a lot of outcry over Portland's Neil Olshey not winning the award, but he finished second behind Buford. The top five, in order: Buford, Olshey, Golden State's Bob Myers, Toronto's Masai Ujiri and Charlotte's Rich Cho.
Mon, May 9, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said "everyone is going to play" on Thursday against the Warriors.

This obviously excludes Boris Diaw, but it sounds like the Spurs are going to try and derail the Warriors in Oakland. Trusting Coach Pop is cardinal sin in fantasy, but it sounds like his guys will be out there.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 09:13:00 PM

The Spurs will not rest players against the Raptors on Saturday.

It's a home game and the Spurs are not on a back-to-back set. Plus, they are now the only undefeated team at home.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Gregg Popovich will miss San Antonio's next two games.

Popovich is attending to a family medical situation, and he's expected to return on Thursday vs. Chicago. In the interim, Ettore Messina will step in for Pop.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 11:59:00 AM

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.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 10:46:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 01:27:00 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.
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 10:49:00 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

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All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Jonathon Simmons
4Bryn Forbes
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David Lee
3Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Joel Anthony