Gregg Popovich Calls Team "Pathetic" After Loss To Knicks

Last night, Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs somehow managed to lose an overtime game to the Knicks, a team that regularly turns possessions into crimes against humanity. This wasn't one of those games where Pop sat all of his starters, either. This was a full-strength squad getting beasted by the likes of Alexey… » 3/18/15 10:09am 3/18/15 10:09am

Marco Belinelli Sinks Game-Winner To Give Popovich His 1,000th Win

Gregg Popovich won his 1,000th game tonight, becoming just the ninth coach—and only active one—to reach the mark. And at the risk of deifying the man, the way his Spurs beat the Pacers tonight was perfectly Popovich-ian. Tied with 15 seconds remaining, the unheralded draft choice that developed into a budding… » 2/10/15 12:54am 2/10/15 12:54am

Boris Diaw Buzzer-Beater Attempt Beans Gregg Popovich

It's probably a bad idea to hit your coach in the head with a basketball, but somehow that happened tonight as Boris Diaw's poor attempt at a first-half buzzer-beater instead hit coach Gregg Popovich in the head as Pop headed toward the locker room, no doubt disgusted by the Spurs' poor play. Pop didn't seem to even… » 1/31/15 10:33pm 1/31/15 10:33pm

Gregg Popovich Knows At Least One Thing

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Animated Short Imagines The San Antonio Spurs As A Commando Team

Here is a fun cartoon that comes from the creative minds at BallerBall, that imagines the Spurs—led by Pop, natch—as a wrongfully convicted commando team who subsequently escape prison and hide "in plain sight as the most boring team in professional sports." The whole seven minutes is like that, a pretty funny mix… » 1/08/15 5:30pm 1/08/15 5:30pm

It's Opening Night, & Gregg Popovich Is Already Fed Up With Interviews

It's no secret that Gregg Popovich is no fan of the in-game interview, but we figured he'd make it through at least one of them this season without the whole thing breaking down into a postmodern farce. We were wrong. » 10/28/14 10:03pm 10/28/14 10:03pm

Gregg Popovich Calls Out Robert Sarver For Calling The Spurs Out

Suns owner Robert Sarver shared his thoughts over a microphone when the Spurs sat most of their good players for Thursday's preseason game. San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich, who also wasn't at the game, finally had a response to Sarver yesterday. » 10/19/14 10:42am 10/19/14 10:42am

Suns Owner Robert Sarver Calls Out Spurs For Phoning In Preseason Game

The Spurs' starting five for last night's game against the Suns was a bit underwhelming: Matt Bonner, Aron Baynes, Tony Parker, Danny Green, and Kyle Anderson. Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, and Patty Mills all sat out. Gregg Popovich didn't even show up to coach. (Hey, it's preseason… » 10/17/14 3:51pm 10/17/14 3:51pm

Gregg Popovich Is Endearingly Mean To Kids, Too

This is an old video, but we've never seen it before and there's never really a bad time to laugh at Gregg Popovich doing his curmudgeon routine, especially when it's kids who are on the receiving end. » 8/28/14 11:33am 8/28/14 11:33am

Here's What A Heat Assistant Coach Said To Gregg Popovich

You might have noticed ABC's audio cut out during the handshake line following last night's NBA Finals game, just as Heat assistant coach Ron Rothstein approached Gregg Popovich. The reason? Rothstein said something to Popovich that included "fuck you." » 6/16/14 12:29pm 6/16/14 12:29pm

How The Spurs Rebuilt A Champion

The Spurs' title is yet another coronation for the old guys, a fifth championship for Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich and a fourth for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. But if you really want to know how the Spurs keep doing this, it's worth viewing this title as something much more prosaic: It's the culmination of a… » 6/16/14 9:41am 6/16/14 9:41am

Even When The Spurs Lose, Gregg Popovich Wins

The Spurs may have lost to the Thunder last night, but Gregg Popovich continued to win his war against reporters who dare to ask him questions. » 5/28/14 11:26am 5/28/14 11:26am

Gregg Popovich Is Not Enjoying This Dallas Comeback

The Mavs have tied the game at 77-77 late in the fourth quarter thanks to turnovers like this from Pop's Spurs. He's not a happy camper. » 4/29/14 12:02am 4/29/14 12:02am

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

In Place Of Ailing Dad, Craig Sager's Son Interviews Gregg Popovich

With NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager getting treatment for leukemia, his son Craig Sager, Jr. took on the task of interviewing the usually taciturn Gregg Popovich during today's Mavs-Spurs game. But this time, Pop took it easy. He even said more than 15 words! » 4/20/14 3:25pm 4/20/14 3:25pm

Jalen Rose Actually Got Gregg Popovich To Smile

Gregg Popovich doesn't usually have time for this shit, but last night ESPN threw a bit of a curveball at Pop by having Jalen Rose interview him between quarters. Rose discovered the key to Pop's heart: talking shit about Avery Johnson. » 3/20/14 9:18am 3/20/14 9:18am

Gregg Popovich channels his inner Naismith: "Sometimes in timeouts I'll say, 'I've got nothing for you. What do you want me to do? We just turned it over six times. Everybody's holding the ball. What else do you want me to do here? Figure it out.' And I'll get up and walk away. Because it's true. There's nothing else… » 3/06/14 7:23am 3/06/14 7:23am

Gregg Popovich Doesn't Have Time For This Shit

Gregg Popovich's contractually obligated in-game interviews deserve their own wing at the Smithsonian. Last night's edition of Talkin' Hoops With Pop was especially enlightening. » 1/30/14 10:01am 1/30/14 10:01am

Gregg Popovich Stays Trolling David Stern

Remember when Gregg Popovich sent home all of his good players before a nationally televised game against the Heat, prompting David Stern to throw a hissy fit and fine Pop $250,000? Stern really taught Popovich a lesson that day! Well, not really: » 12/19/13 4:58pm 12/19/13 4:58pm