Power Rankings, Week 22: Spurs need to focus on themselves

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The Spurs failed to take advantage of a golden opportunity, now need to get their confidence back. There’s no way around it: the Spurs blew a golden opportunity last week (no pun intended…okay maybe a little). The week started with such promise: a home win over the Atlanta Hawks tied things up between the Spurs and Warriors for the top …

Gregg Popovich, “Master Play Caller”

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  There was a time circa 1998-1999 that everyone knew exactly what the Spurs were going to do. “4 Down”, also known as “give it to Duncan in the post, and spread out” was the go to play. Tim Duncan would go to work, either score, or draw a double team and swing the ball back out to a teammate. Occasionally, …

Pop Says Danny Green Should Keep Shooting Because He Still Gets Paid.

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Many league followers were surprised when Danny Green signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Was a relatively anonymous and obviously limited wing really worth an eight-figure salary? Definitely. In fact, we were shocked when the 28 year old re-upped with San Antonio at that number. In a league low on proven two-way wings and possessing a skyrocketing salary …

Spurs face first-world problems in the desert.

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I’m always entertained by Jeff McDonald’s twitter feed. The SA Express-News Spurs beat writer seems to take personal joy in responding to the Chicken Littles of Spurs Nation with a dose of realism and dry wit. Of course, I’m a typical SA fan with a penchant for believing the cold, uncaring universe is just itching to turn on my teams’ …

Gregg Popovich ‘the model of consistency’ for NBA coaches.

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A San Antonio shootaround practice is winding down in silence, except for the occasional sound of a dribble or the whooshing noise that accompanies the ball going through the net. Players are lined up along the sides of the foul lane, watching teammates take two free throws before moving on in orderly fashion. It’s very orderly, no half-court shooting contests …

Popovich ponders the Warriors more than any team he’s ever faced.

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  The Golden State Warriors and their pursuit of 73 wins is the biggest story of the season, a genuinely historic run that has arguably made the eventual NBA Finals result feel inevitable. Yet the rest of the league is not giving up — rival coaches and players are trying to figure out some way to stop one of the …

Becky Hammon on being the first female NBA All-Star assistant.

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  If it was up to Gregg Popovich, history might not have been made at this year’s NBA All-Star Game. When the league called him to ask him to coach to the Western Conference All-Star team, he didn’t want to go. Which means that Becky Hammon wouldn’t have become the first woman to be an assistant coach in an NBA …

Spurs have erased memories of losing 2015 rodeo trip.

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[…] one year after the Spurs recorded their first losing rodeo road trip since the annual exodus from the AT&T Center began in 2003, few players recall the gritty details, including a players-only meeting forced by coach Gregg Popovich. Perhaps one of the reasons memories are fuzzy is the Spurs (43-8) are focused primarily these days on a new set …

Becky Hammon makes history, will coach in All-Star Game alongside Gregg Popovich.

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With San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named head coach of the Western Conference All-Star team, and with two of his own players making the team, it’s only natural he would bring with him assistants familiar with his coaching style, and with the Spurs players. But when he did the expected on Thursday, he also made history. It is the …