Rudy Gay discusses being booed in Toronto on Danny Green’s podcast

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Listen to Rudy and Danny talk about the match-up, playing for Pop, and…steak. Prior to the the Spurs showdown at home against the Raptors, current Spur and former Raptor Rudy Gay joined former Spur and current Raptor Danny Green on his podcast, Inside the Greenroom, produced by Yahoo Sports Canada. As the official description says below: Rudy Gay joins the …

Open Thread: Spurs beat Toronto Raptors and Pop takes #4 on the countdown

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A high-energy homecoming is the way to start 2019. I’m not going to lie, although I liked using a picture of Danny Green in his NBA Championship #4, I really wanted to use a picture of Derrick White. Don’t get me wrong, Danny is great. A true Spur and an integral piece in the Spurs successes. Had the Spurs won …

Gregg Popovich’s best, most curmudgeonly quotes of all time

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Nothing like a little curmudgeon Pop humor to brighten your day. When Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich opens his mouth, you never know what you’re going to get. Even if the topic is just on basketball, his answer can range anywhere from terse one-word answers to completely off-topic spiel that still ultimately has a meaning. The latest example of Pop’s …

Open Thread: Last nights win is lucky #7 as Pop moves up the countdown

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Spurs blow a definitive lead but end in a win over the Denver Nuggets. 7. There are seven dwarves as well as their interchangeable seven deadly sins (the latter coincidentally being a great David Fincher film). Speaking of films, The Magnificent Seven, The Seven Year Itch, and The Seventh Sign, The Seventh Seal, and Seven Years in Tibet all come …

A coincidence in the timing of Gregg Popovich ejections

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The Spurs head coach needs to be careful this week I was talking to my friend Matt who is an archivist and he stated that there is no statistic that reveals ejections for NBA coaches. It is not as simple as typing “how many times has Gregg Popovich been ejected?” into a search engine, so Matt went through the box …

Open Thread: The 8th game of the Spurs Redemption Tour places Pop 8 games from passing Jerry Sloan

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A confident San Antonio return sends the Timberwolves out with a whimper. The Spurs have lost 15 games to 15 teams this season. Since November 23rd, they have played and beaten 8 of those teams in the subsequent meeting. Henceforth, avenged losses will be dubbed the Redemption Tour. Last night, the Spurs took the first night of a back-to-back and …

In the Bonus: The most impressive aspect of Pop’s career

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This week’s staff Round Table takes a look at Pop, the home stand and improvements to the Spurs play this season. The Spurs have recently played solid Spurs basketball. Not only does their record reflect it, but their defensive rating points to something going right. And with so much competition in the Western Conference, every game counts. With December 15th …

Open Thread: Last night’s win elevates Pop to #9 on the countdown

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The 39 point drubbing is beginning to look like the new normal for the Spurs 9. Cats have nine lives. If they go the whole nine yards and might just end up on cloud nine. Possession is nine-tenths of the law. 9 is often used in psychological pricing, attempting to make the tag more appealing. We are the $19.99 people. …

A very Spursy Christmastime reunion

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The former Spurs assistant found plenty of time to hang out with some old friends. Heading into Monday’s clash with his old team and coming off a back-to-back in Cleveland, current Philadelphia 76ers head coach and former long-time Spurs assistant Brett Brown had little time to catch up with some old friends in San Antonio, but he made it work. …

Open Thread: Spurs knockout Philly and Pop cracks #10 on the countdown

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Spurs win five of six at home carrying Pop closer to Jerry Sloan. 10. Ten is the number. Humans most commonly have ten fingers and ten toes. X is the Roman numeral for ten. Our monetary system is based in tens. A decade is ten years. Ten pins in bowling as each bowler completes ten frames. In boxing, the match …

Open Thread: #11 in the Pop Countdown is in the books

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The Spurs sunk the Clippers on Throwback Thursday and Pop moves closer to Jerry Sloan in the standings. 11. Eleven is the name of the fantastic character on Stranger Things. It’s also the key to the greatest music phrase of all time: Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to land on the moon. Ocean’s Eleven was the 1960 Rat Pack …

San Antonio Spurs: Who is Gregg Popovich’s successor?

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For as infinite as his presence feels to fans of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich won’t coach forever. When the time comes, who deserves to take his place as leader of the franchise? Well before he became head coach, Gregg Popovich has been at the heart of the San Antonio Spurs braintrust since the […] San Antonio Spurs: Who …

Open Thread: Santa Pop and his elf Derrick White surprise some students at Pershing Elementary

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Shoes That Fit treated students to some holiday cheer Earlier today, Coach Popovich and Derrick White spread Christmas cheer at Pershing Elementary by donating kicks to every student through Shoes That Fit. #SeasonOfGiving | #NBACares pic.twitter.com/TWiGYaAGst — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 10, 2018 Tis the season. The Spurs are out and about spreading holiday cheer in San Antonio. On …

Gregg Popovich and the art of early timeouts

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No team has called more first-two-minute timeouts over the last decade than Pop. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich can be a mystery at times, but one thing is fore sure: in his world, it’s never too early to call a timeout. Spurs fans know just as well as his players that if the opening possession is botched too badly, an …

San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich provides latest Kawhi Leonard update

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Before Wednesday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich provided a somewhat discouraging update on Kawhi Leonard’s status. Since training camp began, the San Antonio Spurs have played without Kawhi Leonard. He suffered a quad injury at an unknown point in the offseason, which caused him to miss […] San Antonio Spurs: Gregg …