Craig Sager Doesn't Want Gregg Popovich To Be Nice To Him

In a truly sweet moment, on Sunday, TNT sent Craig Sager Jr. out to do the on-court interviews in place of his father, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. The usually gruff and taciturn Gregg Popovich went soft, wishing Craig Sr. the best and promising to be nice to him when he returns. Sager is a… » 4/22/14 11:48am 4/22/14 11:48am

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Gregg Popovich's Yearbook Entry: "His Future Plans Include Happiness"

"Popo" played four years of basketball at the Air Force Academy, where in 1970 he earned a bachelor's degree in Soviet studies. But doesn't this tell us so much more about where the young cadet was headed in life? It's basically a droll outline for every one of his eventual encounters with sideline reporters. » 6/03/13 6:20pm 6/03/13 6:20pm

Same Faces, Same Result: The Spurs Are Back In The Finals

The Spurs get the "boring" label because basketball is supposed to be hard. As San Antonio heads to its fifth finals since 1999, its fourth with its multinational power trio intact, you wonder if they've made some cosmic bargain, or discovered a real-life cheat code, because the alternative—that they're just this… » 5/28/13 9:29am 5/28/13 9:29am