Red Auerbach Overruled Boston's Front Office On Selecting Tony Parker In 2001 Draft

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The Boston Celtics were set to draft Tony Parker in the 2001 NBA Draft until Red Auerbach overruled brand-new general manager Chris Wallace. Auerbach was 84 at the time and remained president and vice chairman. Auerbach insisted the Celtics instead select Joe Forte at No. 21, several league executives confirmed recently. Auerbach was skeptical of European point guards and he …

Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Betting odds, preview, predictions

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The San Antonio Spurs will try to redeem themselves from this weekend’s letdown performance on the night of Tony Parker’s jersey retirement. The final page of the final chapter in the legacy of the Big Three will finally be turned tonight. Tony Parker‘s jersey will be raised into the rafters of the AT&T Center alongside […] Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies: …

Game Preview: Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs

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Photo by Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images It’s Tony Parker Jersey Retirement Night, with the Spurs playing host to the Memphis Grizzlies for the pre-ceremony entertainment. The Spurs laid a massive egg Saturday afternoon against the Celtics, giving up a season-worst 135 points. Gregg Popovich was extremely disappointed in the effort shown by his squad, as evidenced by his interview with …

The San Antonio Spurs honor Tony Parker ahead of his jersey retirement

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Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Revisiting the journey of a San Antonio Spurs legend The San Antonio Spurs are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history, and Tony Parker is one of their most decorated players. The speedy point guard was a six-time All-Star, four-time champion, and one-time Finals MVP for a dynasty that lasted more than a decade. …

San Antonio Spurs: Is it time to phase Marco Belinelli out of the rotation?

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Through the opening stretch 2019-20 regular season, it’s becoming evident that Marco Belinelli won’t be much help for the San Antonio Spurs. Shooting lulls are fully understandable at the start of a new season, but at a certain point, enough is enough. Over the course of his first nine games, San Antonio Spurs swingman Marco […] San Antonio Spurs: Is …

Open Thread: Interviewing Gregg Popovich after Shoes That Fit

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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The trademark gruffness was tempered by the sincerity of the event. I’ve never been in a press pool with Gregg Popovich, but like many of you, I’ve seen enough to know his style. So imagine my surprise when Pop, after letting Spurs’ guard Bryn Forbes field questions about the Shoes That Fit event at Washington …

Austin Spurs drop season opener to Rio Grande Valley Vipers 120-112

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Keldon Johnson’s 25 points was not enough to give Austin Spurs season opening win. After three quarters of commanding basketball where they looked in control of the game, the Austin Spurs seemed to run out of steam in the fourth quarter, losing to the defending G-League Champions Rio Grande Valley Vipers 120-112. Despite the first half being a feeling out …

On DeMar DeRozan’s uncharacteristically efficient start to the season

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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Don’t look now, but DeRozan seems to have caught San Antonio’s efficiency bug — let’s hope it’s chronic. Unlike last year, when DeMar DeRozan burst out of the gate with a series of eye-opening performances that made him the main story on a nightly basis, this season’s first 8 games have largely seen the Spurs’ leading …