‘Great days for the city’: Popovich, players reflect on Spurs’ return to Alamodome, 50th season ahead
The Spurs officially opened the franchise’s 50th season in San Antonio on Monday with their annual media day, starting a season-long celebration commemorating the franchise’s move to the Alamo City in 1973.
‘What the hell do you need an AR-15 for?’ Spurs coach Popovich, Castro brothers speak at ‘Stand with Uvalde’ benefit rally
Hundreds of people gathered in Travis Park on Saturday to stand with the town Uvalde, during a call-to-action event in support of the victims and families affected by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary.
Spurs coach Popovich to attend ‘Stand with Uvalde’ benefit, rally in San Antonio Saturday
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are among a list of dignitaries scheduled to attend a call-to-action event in San Antonio in support of the victims and survivors of the school shooting in Uvalde.
Hornets top Spurs, leaving Popovich win short of NBA record
Terry Rozier scored 31 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat San Antonio 123-117 on Saturday night, leaving Spurs coach Gregg Popovich a victory short of tying the NBA record. San Antonio has lost four straight since beating Washington on Feb. 25 to move Popovich within one of Don Nelson’s record of 1,335 regular-season victories. LaMelo Ball added 24 points for Charlotte, P.J. Washington and Montrezl Harrell each had 15 and Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds.news.yahoo.com
Australia's hopes for Olympic gold vanish against the US
Gregg Popovich wrapped his arms around Australia's Patty Mills when it was over, and even the coach of the U.S. team was struck by how the losing team must have been feeling at the final buzzer. A medal was in Australia's hands. “I’m thrilled with the victory, obviously,” Popovich said.news.yahoo.com
‘Education theater’ is more prized than actual education. Stop dumbing down schools.
In both Kentucky and in the rest of the United States, we are dumbing down education in a way that may be irreparable for generations to come. I grew up in an era where grades held merit. In that time, when a student had a straight A report card, it was accepted that those grades correlated with the positive aptitude, attitude, and discipline of an individual.news.yahoo.com
Spurs head coach reacts to San Antonio's defeat of Prop B
Editor's note: In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to miss the major headlines, let alone San Antonio's must-read stories. One of San Antonio's most famous — and vocal — supporters of Proposition B reacted to its razor-thin defeat over the weekend. On Sunday, May 2, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich voiced his dismay at the election results before San Antonio's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. “It would have been a good step in the right direction,” Popovich said, according to the San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio suburb lands new Tex-Mex spotNew Braunfels is saying hello to a new Tex-Mex spot.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio's mural celebrating Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon has been painted over
click to enlarge Courtesy of Indigenous Media (IM)After receiving national media attention last fall, San Antonio's mural celebrating Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon is already gone. The mural, located at 7718 Broadway in Lincoln Heights, was also the subject of a short film by 60 Second Docs. click to enlarge Cassandra YardeniThe building at 7718 Broadway briefly featured a mural celebrating Becky Hammon. One of the groups, Eyeful Art, did a great job with the mural and fulfilling their obligations. We had a good experience with Eyeful Art and would highly recommend them to anyone else looking to have a mural painted."sacurrent.com
Spurs' Gregg Popovich rips Texas governor for lifting mask mandate: "Just seems ignorant"
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision to soon lift the statewide mask mandate on Tuesday. Before the Spurs' 119-92 win over the Knicks, Popovich took issue with Abbott's move to get rid of the requirement to wear masks, saying he's worried about the people in the state. Health data also shows the state continues to record worrying new cases of COVID-19 and hospital admissions, making it one of just three "red states" — states with the most concerning test positivity data. Popovich joined local Democratic leaders in their criticism of Abbot, who governs the country's biggest red state. However, Abbot still cautioned at a news conference Tuesday that lifting the mask requirement "does not end personal responsibility."cbsnews.com
Spurs' March 4 matchup with the Thunder will give a glimpse at San Antonio's evolving backcourt
click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio SpursBack in January, when the Spurs and Thunder clashed in Oklahoma City, Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV led all scorers with 24 points in a 112-102 victory for San Antonio.Walker shared the offensive load with five other Spurs who scored in double figures, including Dejounte Murray who finished the night with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.Murray has been a revelation for the Spurs this season, averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists, all while looking fully healthy for the first time in three seasons. His eight steals against the Golden State Warriors on February 8 sparked a signature win in which Murray also contributed 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists — and sank the game clinching jumper.As stalwart Derrick White is integrated back into head coach Gregg Popovich’s starting rotation, San Antonio’s talented backcourt continues to evolve. With Murray at the reins and Walker in the wings, the future looks bright at the guard positions for the Spurs.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich appears in NBA video promoting COVID vaccinations
click to enlarge Screen Capture / NBA CaresSpurs Coach Gregg Popovich receives a COVID-19 vaccine in a new public service announcement. Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has had plenty to say about the pandemic and how certain elected officials have made a mess of the response. "Science-wise, it's a no brainer," Popovich says in the clip. "It's the right thing to do so we can all get on track again. "NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also participating in the league’s vaccine-education campaign.sacurrent.com
Familiar NBA faces make new Tony Parker documentary an engaging journey
Directed by Florent Bodin and released via Netflix,spans Parker’s formative years in France and sterling 18-season NBA career. Parker’s final shot in the NBA occurred March 17, 2019, in Miami as a member of the Hornets, a team which he joined after a perceived slight from the Spurs. From there, Bodin revisits Parker’s unlikely rise in France with glowing recollections from former teammates Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf. The film begins to tread familiar ground for Spurs faithful as it follows the 2001 NBA draft and Parker’s subsequent rookie season in San Antonio. I gave him the basketball and he took over that position.”Similar to Parker, the documentary hits its stride with San Antonio’s 2003 run to the NBA title.sacurrent.com
Becky Hammon becomes first woman to coach NBA team
Becky Hammon would have preferred a victory over history after becoming the first woman to coach an NBA team. The assistant coach took over the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. San Antonio Spurs coach Becky Hammon questions a call from official Derek Richardson (63) in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at AT&T on Dec 30, 2020. "Well deserved," Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. A recently unveiled mural in San Antonio pays homage to her trailblazing career.cbsnews.com
Reports: San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan won’t return as full-time assistant coach
click to enlarge Instagram / spursTim Duncan won't be back as a full-time assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs this season, according to reports from both theand ESPN Although the five-time NBA Champion served as acting head coach for two games last season, he didn't travel to the bubble in Orlando, Florida, after the season resumed. Duncan remained in the Alamo City to help LaMarcus Aldridge rehab after shoulder surgery, team officials said at the time.Duncan, 44, didn't join the coaching staff until three years after his retirement, although he frequently visited team practices during that stretch. At the start of last season, head coach Gregg Popovich signaled that Duncan might not have a lengthy run on the coaching staff. "Something tells me it's not going to be his passion for life, but he's going to be great this year," Popovich told media.? Last season, Spurs missed the playoffs for the first time since Duncan joined the team in 1997.sacurrent.com
Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich endorses Joe Biden for U.S. President
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich says he's standing with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The endorsement comes less than a week before Election Day. Popovich has been known to take aim against President Donald Trump in the past, especially on issues such as racism and equality. "A vote for Donald Trump is a vote against the very ideals upon which our democracy was founded," Popovich says in the video. Election Day is Tuesday.mysanantonio.com
In new pro-Biden ad, San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich says 'our democracy is at stake'
click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio SpursSpurs Coach Gregg Popovich speaks at a news conference. "I stand for truth over lies." Gregg Popovichpic.twitter.com/fZPXruWN2o — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 29, 2020Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich hasn't exactly been shy about how he feels about President Donald Trump. "For me, it's pretty simple: a vote for Donald Trump is a vote against the very ideals upon which our democracy was founded. Our democracy is at stake.sacurrent.com
Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has sold his San Antonio mansion for $3 million — finally
click to enlarge Realtor.comIt only took two years and knocking $1.5 million off the price tag, but San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has unloaded his 9,600-square-foot home in the Dominion.Pop recently sold the 2.6-acre property for $3 million, according to multiple media reports Popovich purchased the home in 2005, shortly after snapping up a third title for the Spurs. He put it on the market in 2018 for $4.5 million but slashed the price tag to $3.5 million the following summer, then to $3.1 million this June.In addition to the swimming pool, workout room and a living room big enough to be a car dealership showroom, the mansion boasts a wine cellar made of reclaimed Jerusalem stone.Before any haters start popping Champagne corks (see what we did there?) to celebrate the outspoken coach's departure from the Alamo City, observers including the SpursTalk blog seem to think he's not going anywhere. At least not before the 2021 season.When quizzed by media from the NBA Bubble this summer on whether he'd be back again to coach the team next year, Popovich replied, "“Why wouldn’t I?”If you're interested in a tour of the mansion once owned by the winningest coach in NBA history, here you gosacurrent.com
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker revisits celebrated career in unguarded new memoir
For Parker, his stint in Charlotte symbolized that he “had come full circle,” as it was Hornets owner Michael Jordan who had served as his inspiration as a child. The extent of which Parker details vividly.“At any rate, during my rookie season, I sometimes had tears in my eyes in the shower after practice,” writes Parker. “Once we were watching film, and he was screaming at me, insisting that I reply. Then he kicked me out of the meeting: ‘Out of the room!’ All because I didn’t say a word. Looking back at the Spurs’ Big Three, it’s difficult to overstate the uniqueness of their quiet dynasty.sacurrent.com
After Recovering from a Knee Injury, the Spurs' Dejounte Murray Is Ready to Return and Disrupt the Opposition This Season
click to enlarge Twitter / @SpursDeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray prepare to meet the press at San Antonio Spurs media day. Im just excited to play basketball.Following consecutive first-round playoffs exits, San Antonios ceiling is likely commensurate with Murrays health and impact on the court. The Spurs suffered frequent lapses on the defensive end of the floor this past season, particularly away from the AT&T Center. Hes gonna figure this thing out and put everybody in a situation to succeed.The NBA is steeped in nostalgia and San Antonio is no exception. Tim Duncan may have walked through the door, but for San Antonios youthful backcourt the future is now.sacurrent.com