Team USA dominates Australia in the second half to win first exhibition, 102-86

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Patty Mills led the Boomers, while Derrick White saw 2 minutes of action The United States Men’s National Basketball Team dispatched the Australian Boomers 102-86 in front of a crowd of 51,218 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Two San Antonio Spurs suited up for the exhibition, but one player found significantly more playing time than the other. Patty Mills …

Open Thread: Spurs doctor to be awarded for his service in the field of osteopathic medicine

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Dr. Paul Saenz has been with the Spurs medical team for two decades. Dr. Paul Saenz is this year’s recipient of the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award for his work in osteopathic medicine. He will receive the award on Friday in Fort Worth during UNTHSC’s White Coat Ceremony, according to the university’s …

Gregg Popovich is taking the Australians seriously

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Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images As the FIBA world cup swiftly approaches, Pop’s making sure Team USA can’t sleep on the Boomers. International basketball is typically a sport that the USA national team is expected to dominate with little to no challenge. That isn’t the case with this year’s FIBA world cup, though. Team USA has seen …

NBA 2K20 Announces Official Player Ratings for the San Antonio Spurs

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports How did the Silver and Black fare in the newest edition of the NBA 2K franchise? NBA 2K20 released their first group of player ratings yesterday, and a handful of San Antonio Spurs were among the initial hoopers to have their ratings confirmed by the 2K Sports Gaming Company. LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Dejounte Murray, Derrick …

Open Thread: Gregg Popovich has been busy this summer

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Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Spurs, Team USA, and the Wizards…oh my Gregg Popovich has had an intense off season. Between re-upping contracts, making trades, gaining (and losing) free agents, the Spurs head coach has had his hands full. Not to mention Team USA and its influx of players deciding whether or not to participate in the summer basketball series. …

More national attention for Derrick White’s work on Team USA

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Could DeAaron Fox been defending his eventual replacement last week? | Erik Verduzco, Las Vegas Review-Journal White’s potential role has been gaining importance by the day. It is a good time of year to be Spurs fans. We are privileged to simultaneously cheer on current players and reminisce (and hopefully voting!) on the team’s numerous past playoff memories, while presumably …

Open Thread: Spurs 5K and Kids’ Coyote Fun Run October 26th

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Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images The day will benefit the Spurs Silver & Black Give Back. On October 26th, the AT&T Center grounds will become a racetrack for the Spurs 5K and Kids’ Coyote Fun Run. Some of the proceeds collected through registration will benefit Silver & Black Give Back’s youth programs. Registration is available now online …

Gregg Popovich’s ball skills were captured and shared without his knowledge or consent

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Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Produced and narrated by Donovan “Spida” Mitchell during a Team USA practice. Team USA is in Australia for its final stretch of preparations ahead of the FIBA World Cup. At practice in Melbourne as they prepare for a couple exhibition games against Patty Mills and the Australian National Team on August 22 and 24, …

The Spurs longest tenured employee, Pete Anton, has passed away

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Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images He was honored at a Spurs ceremony last spring. Pete Anton, the Spurs’ longest tentured employee, has passed away at age 93 following complications from a stroke. He was also the NBA’s oldest active employee. Per Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News: Anton joined the Spurs as a media services assistant …