Open Thread: After Pop’s first ejection of the season, Tim Duncan took over as head coach

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Shams Charania has answered the question perplexing Spurs fans for the last thirty-six hours. For weeks, the rumor has swirled that Assistant Coach Becky Hammon would be the first woman in all four major sports to serve as a head coach for a men’s team if and when Gregg Popovich was ejected from a game. (Okay …

The Spurs showed some positive signs in their loss to the Trail Blazers

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Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images A few bright spots in another disappointing defeat Despite the result, the Spurs should come away from their 121-116 loss to the Trail Blazers feeling much better about their performance than in the first 4 games of their 5-game losing streak. On the 2nd night of a back-to-back and without Dejounte Murray, the …

Open Thread: Carmelo Anthony is returning to the NBA

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Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Now the discussion can begin to determine whether this was necessary. After a tumultuous last few years in attempt to find a team that would cater to Carmelo Anthony’s demands, the thirty-five year old ten-time NBA All-Star and 2013 scoring champion has been granted one more opportunity. “The non-guaranteed deal will reportedly pay Anthony $14,490 …

San Antonio vs. Portland, Final Score: Blazers send Spurs to fifth straight loss, 121-116

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McCollum’s shooting barrage enough to withstand a team effort by the Spurs | Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers overcome a late 15 point deficit to send the Spurs to an even more disheartening defeat. Portland and San Antonio supplied fans several separate, yet wildly entertaining games in one this evening before the Blazers closed the game on a 17-5 …

Open Thread: Ray’s Seafood, now with even MORE Spurs murals

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Jeph Duarte Seven active players have their image adorning this San Antonio eatery. We’ve covered Ray’s Seafood in two parts. Part 1 featured the legends- David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, George Gervin, and Gregg Popovich. Part 2 introduced the fresh Dejounte Murray and DeMar DeRozan (who replaced/covered a different ex-teammate) as well as Patty Mills and LaMarcus …

San Antonio vs. Orlando, Final Score: Magic edge Spurs 111-109

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Forbes hot shooting was not enough for San Antonio | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio’ brief road trip yields a dispiriting come-from-ahead loss. The Magic made it a back-and-forth final stanza with a 12-0 run and then held off San Antonio to steal the win. Orlando was led by Evan Fournier (26 points) and Terrence Ross (20 points). Despite …

When Spurs headlines become a conundrum

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Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images That time I almost mistook what ended up being a great article because of the headline… Writers depend on their editors. One important thing we rely on: We need the headline writer to get the theme of the post. For instance, it would not be productive for a post about how Patty Mills …