Best Custom Automotive Shop in San Antonio: Blackjack Speed Shop
Blackjack Speed Shop first appeared on the San Antonio scene about 10 years ago when Spurs’ very own Tim Duncan teamed up with buddy turned partner, Jason Pena. The automotive shop has since earned several awards, including this year’s Best Custom Automotive Shop in the Readers’ Choice Awards. It all started one evening in Vegas when Tim and Jason discussed starting a storefront to focus on the passion they both shared – cars. Blackjack has become the premier choice in automotive care for everything from custom cars to farm trucks. At both locations (Huebner and I35 / Schwab Road), you’ll feel it when you walk in, and that bond has only grown over the past couple of years of the pandemic.mysanantonio.com
'It's an honor': The Hall of Fame's class of 2020 enshrined
Kobe Bryant is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night, more than a year after being announced as the Hall’s Class of 2020.
It's time: Duncan, Bryant, Garnett to enter Hall of Fame
Vanessa Bryant got a private tour to see some of the newly remodeled Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, viewing the exhibit that will honor the life and legacy of her late husband before the rest of the world gets their first look.
Johnson has 23 points, 21 boards as Spurs beat Cavs 116-110
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND – Keldon Johnson scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds, and Dejounte Murray had 22 points as the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 116-110, wire-to-wire victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. San Antonio, which led by 22 in the third quarter, won its third straight to move a season-high six games over .500. AdJohnson had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the first half, helping San Antonio take a 54-42 lead. San Antonio wraps up a five-game road trip, then heads home for nine consecutive games through April 5. Sexton averaged 23.3 points last season against the Raptors, who won all three games by 46 total points.
Spurs legend Tim Duncan announces extension of Black Restaurant Week San Antonio
There's more time for San Antonians to dine out while supporting Black-owned restaurants and the San Antonio Food Bank. Black Restaurant Week San Antonio (BRWSA), which grew to include 30 eateries and vendors in the third installment, was extended to become a two-week event on Thursday, per an announcement by retired Spurs legend Tim Duncan, who is donating to the cause. RELATED: Spurs legend Tim Duncan giving Black Restaurant Week San Antonio an assistValero Energy Foundation also joined the Tim Duncan Foundation in the effort for the extension. RELATED: 30 restaurants participating in the largest Black Restaurant Week San AntonioGuerra said he has not received a total for how much has been raised so far. "Together we can make this the biggest week in the nation in supporting black-owned restaurants," Duncan said in the announcement.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio news legend Randy Beamer is retiring
March 5 will be the final time San Antonians will see anchor Randy Beamer at the News 4 desk. Beamer stacked nine Emmy Awards in his career, but Sinclair San Antonio News Director Mandi Mendoza touched on his life away from the newsroom and the character that has made him such a beloved figure in the city. RELATED: Spurs legend Tim Duncan giving Black Restaurant Week San Antonio an assist“What many people don’t know is how devoted he is as a father to four incredible children," Mendoza said in a news release. RELATED: Veteran news anchor Randy Beamer did the weather. Sinclair San Antonio Vice President and General Manager Dean Radla also noted Beamer's contributions to San Antonio.mysanantonio.com
Tim Duncan Foundation and Spurs Give team up during Black Restaurant Week to benefit food bank
SAN ANTONIO – Black Restaurant Week is underway across San Antonio and the event is getting an assist from the Tim Duncan Foundation. The foundation and the San Antonio Spurs official nonprofit, Spurs Give, are partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank to feed those in need. More than 30 San Antonio restaurants, food trucks and vendors are taking part in Black Restaurant Week which runs through Sunday, Feb. 28. The Food Bank is hoping to raise $2.5 million in extra food and funds before the end of the month. You can find more information about BRWSA events and specials here or information on the San Antonio Food Bank here.
Tim Duncan, Spurs Give will assist with Black Restaurant Week San Antonio
Original post below:Black Restaurant Week San Antonio will get an assist from Spurs legend Tim Duncan this year. 5 of them share how it's going so farThe San Antonio Food Bank teased the news Thursday, with more information to follow on Feb. 16. The food bank said each participating restaurant week will feature a special. With the help of the Tim Duncan Foundation, Spurs Give and BRWSA participants, each special will give back 21 meals to kids and seniors facing hunger. In May, as San Antonio reeled from the early financial hardships caused by the pandemic, Spurs Give and Duncan's foundation donated $200,000 to the San Antonio Food Bank.mysanantonio.com
Curry leads Warriors to 114-91 victory, ending Spurs’ streak
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Curry scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors dominated San Antonio 114-91 on Tuesday night, snapping the Spurs’ three-game winning streak. I did switch hands, so that is the only comparison.”Golden State ended a five-game losing streak in San Antonio. Golden state extended the lead to 86-65 on Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer off a Curry assist with 2:31 remaining in the period. “When you’re not getting stops, it’s hard to win a game,” Spurs guard Dejounte Murray said.
‘I’m not going to Boston?’: Tim Duncan discusses ’97 lottery, Spurs rivalry with Lakers, Kevin Garnett, why he didn’t sign with Orlando
FILE - In this June 15, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) celebrates after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. As NBA training camps prepare to open, every team is trying to mimic the San Antonio Spurs after they steamrolled the Miami Heat for their fifth title. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan was on a podcast. Yes, that Tim Duncan. When it comes to Popovich, Duncan said one of his greatest traits is that he knows how to strike the proper balance between players personal lives and basketball.
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
Tony Parker documentary about life in France and with Spurs now streaming on Netflix
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is now officially streaming on Netflix. But there is also footage from Parker’s final season in San Antonio and the injury that almost ended his career in the 2017 playoffs. It was produced by a French film crew and directed by French filmmaker Florent Bodin. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix said about the documentary. Parker also has an autobiography released in November called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”He is arguably the greatest French basketball player of all-time — now, meet the man behind the legacy.
Hammon first woman to direct NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs
Hammon became the first woman to direct an NBA team, taking over the Spurs after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to the Lakers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – Becky Hammon would have preferred a victory over history after becoming the first woman to direct an NBA team. The Lakers took their first double-digit lead at 35-25 on Kyle Kuzma’s 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter. Lakers coach Frank Vogel did not elaborate on Caruso’s status. Spurs: Popovich said the Spurs will monitor Aldridge’s knee soreness on a day-to-day basis.
Spurs' Becky Hammon first woman to direct NBA team
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks to assistant coaches Becky Hammon, center, and Will Hardy during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 119-114. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO – Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taking over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers following Gregg Popovich’s ejection in the first half. Hammon took over the team's huddles during timeouts and walked the sideline following Popovich’s ejection. A three-time All-American at Colorado State, Hammon played for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars in the WNBA as well as overseas before retiring to join Popovich’s staff in 2014.
Tony Parker documentary heads to Netflix, features interviews with Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, other NBA greats
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is heading to Netflix next month. “Tony Parker: The Final Shot,” a documentary about the point guard’s life as a professional basketball player, including its ups and downs, will air starting Jan. 6. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix says about the documentary. It features interviews from Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, former teammates Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen, and the late Kobe Bryant. I’d think, ‘I’m just different.’”Parker also has a new autobiography this year, called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”Parker retired after the 2018-19 season.
Tweet about Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Tim Duncan sets off Spurs nation firestorm
FILE - In this June 15, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) celebrates after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan was trending on Twitter this weekend. It’s Tim Duncan. Antony Davis will never have a picture worth more words than this one of Tim Duncan pic.twitter.com/hc3lclLlg5 — sweater 🧥 (@basedsweater) December 21, 2020I will defend Tim Duncan till the day I die. Stop disrespecting the big fundamental #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/KuNbTIOeAD — 🌟 (@MelyssaaRosee) December 21, 2020People are really saying Anthony Davis is better than Tim Duncan?
Spurs go 3-and-D: Select Florida State wing Devin Vassell in NBA draft
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio boosted its backcourt in the NBA draft Wednesday night, taking Florida State’s Devin Vassell at No. #Spurs lottery draft pick Devin Vassell discusses being selected by San Antonio, what he brings to the table, the opportunity to play for Gregg Popovich and moving to SA. Trade questions involving veterans DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge were rampant prior to the draft, but San Antonio did not complete any deals. The quartet led San Antonio to a 5-3 record during the restart, finishing 1 1/2 games behind Portland for eighth in the Western Conference. “I’m very excited for the opportunity and very thankful for the San Antonio Spurs organization for believing in me,” Jones said.
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 legend Tim Duncan won’t return as full-time assistant next year: report
SAN ANTONIO – Five-time NBA Champion Tim Duncan will not return to the sidelines as a Spurs full-time assistant coach this season. According to Spurs officials, Duncan stayed in San Antonio to assist LaMarcus Aldridge in his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery in April. Duncan was the acting head coach for two games last season. He then was named acting head coach prior to a Spurs road game at Charlotte in March. The Spurs missed the playoffs last season for the first time since Duncan was drafted in 1997.
At home, on the road or at Disney, James is tough to beat
Earlier in this postseason, he also became the all-time leader in playoff road wins. For the first time in NBA history, road teams have a winning record through the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Lakers are 3-0 in the playoffs as the road team so far, which has pushed James total for road playoff wins to 65 two more than Tim Duncan managed in his two decades with San Antonio. Nobody impacts winning more than LeBron James, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. The difference was the supporting casts, and Rajon Rondos 21 points and nine assists were enormous for the Lakers.
As the NBA playoffs begin, here are 10 things to know
Playoff teams will split a record $23,287,266 for making the NBA postseason, a figure that's up about $1.6 million from last year. And the Milwaukee Bucks stand to grab the biggest share of a pool ever, if they win the NBA title. The biggest slices, of course, go to the teams that make the NBA Finals. For winning the NBA title last season, the Toronto Raptors split $5.6 million from the playoff pool. And the last time an NBA Finals had two non-division-winning teams was 2007, when San Antonio topped Cleveland.
AP WAS THERE: 2004 Athens Olympics
This story was transmitted in 2004 from the Athens Olympics. ___Bronze is the best the American mens basketball team can do, and the reason is simple: They were beaten by a better team, Argentina. NBA commissioner David Stern attended the third loss of the Athens Games for the Americans, who entered the tournament with a 109-2 record in prior Olympics. The Americans shot just 36 percent in the first half and didnt hit their first 3-pointer missing their first five until LeBron James made one 30 seconds before halftime. Argentina shot 54 percent overall and 11-for-22 from 3-point range, while the Americans finished just 32-for-77 (42 percent) and 3-for-11 on 3s.
Tim Duncan Foundation, Spurs Give team up to donate $200K to San Antonio Food Bank for Spurs Cafe initiative
SAN ANTONIO The Tim Duncan Foundation is teaming up with Spurs Give to help the San Antonio Food Bank feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Duncan foundation and the official nonprofit of the Spurs announced they will donate $100,000 each to the Food Bank as part of the new Spurs Caf initiative. The Food Bank will use the $200,000 donation to deliver 25,000 meals to families living in low-income apartment complexes across San Antonio. This new initiative is also a way to help families who could not afford transportation to the Food Bank to pick up orders themselves. Many of these restaurant staff members might find themselves in a Food Bank food line if not for gifts of support like these two, said Eric S. Cooper, President & CEO at the San Antonio Food Bank.
Affidavit: Man charged with stealing autographed Tim Duncan sneakers
Affidavit: Man charged with stealing autographed Tim Duncan sneakersApolinar Medina, 37, was arrested after stealing a pair of autographed Tim Duncan sneakers from a North Side store, an arrest affidavit said. Apolinar Medina, 37, was arrested after stealing a pair of autographed Tim Duncan sneakers from a North Side store, an arrest affidavit said. Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Affidavit: Man charged with stealing autographed Tim Duncan sneakers 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA 37-year-old man was arrested after he was accused of stealing a pair of autographed Tim Duncan sneakers from a North Side store, an arrest affidavit said. On Monday, Apolinar Medina was charged with burglary of a building-intent theft after police said he took the legendary Spurs player's sneakers from a Miracle Mattress. The next day, Medina posted the shoes on the marketplace app OfferUp, the affidavit said.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio Man Arrested for Stealing Shoes Autographed by Spurs Legend Tim Duncan
click to enlarge Instagram / spursAuthorities called foul on a man who allegedly stole a pair of shoes autographed by Spurs legend Tim Duncan and tried to sell them via an online marketplace the following day.Apolinar Medina, 37, is accused of swiping the signed sneaks on May 14 from the Miracle Mattress retail store on the 4900 block of NW Loop 410, KSAT reports , citing the arrest affidavit.Police say Medina broke through the interior walls of two connecting businesses to get inside. Surveillance footage showed the suspect removing the shoes, valued at $7,500, from a display case and fleeing out the back door, the station reports.The next day, Medina tried to unload the hot merchandise via the OfferUp online marketplace, authorities said.Police had already been in contact with Medina because he was accused of posting a stolen scooter on his OfferUp page, according to KSAT.Booking records indicate that Medina was arrested Monday on a burglary charge related to the stolen shoes. His bond is set at $10,000.sacurrent.com
Affidavit: Man stole autographed Tim Duncan shoes from mattress store, put them on OfferUp the next day
SAN ANTONIO A man was caught on surveillance video stealing autographed Tim Duncan basketball shoes from a San Antonio mattress store a day before attempting to sell them, according to an arrest affidavit. According to San Antonio police, Medina entered the store by breaking through the interior walls of two connecting businesses. The following day, the man put the shoes up for sale in the online marketplace OfferUp, investigators said. The scooter had also been posted for sale on Medinas OfferUp page, the affidavit states, and its identifying numbers had been removed. Read alsoPolice investigating suspicious baby death in Stone OakWoman who jumped from vehicle with stab wounds IDd by Bexar County Medical Examiner4-year-old boy killed in accidental shooting in San Antonio
Ex-Spur Stephen Jackson says he would pick Kobe over Tim Duncan to build team around
SAN ANTONIO Former NBA and San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson is never one to shy away from the microphone. If you had to pick one player to build a team around, would it be Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan? With Kobe Bryant, hes going to give you everything that you need in one body to lead a team to the championship, Jackson said. I think you could put Kobe Bryant in any situation and hes going to bring guys along, give them the attitudes and more accomplishments. Which Tim did too, but me personally, I would go with Kobe Bryant, said Jackson.
Avery Johnson says theres no doubt Spurs would beat Bulls if Michael Jordan returned for 99 season
Johnson tweeted Sunday after the documentarys final episode aired on ESPN that the 1999 Spurs championship team would have beaten Chicago even had Jordan returned. RELATED: Spurs great Tim Duncan lands in top 10 of ESPNs greatest NBA players listIn the 1998 Finals, Jordan and the Bulls defeated a Utah Jazz team with aging stars. Plus, its Michael Jordan and even an aging MJ would have found a way to get the Bulls at least to the finish line. He was 6 for 6 in the NBA Finals. Johnson tweeted that Jordan is the greatest of all-time and he loved the documentary, but believes San Antonio would have beaten Chicago in seven games.
Suite Night With Spurs' David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich Sells for $120K in Auction
Instagram / hoops_podcastHow much would you pony up to hang with Spurs legends David Robinson and Tim Duncan and Coach Gregg Popovich?One fan was willing to part ways with $120,000.That was the winning bid in an All-In Challenge charity auction for the honor, according to the Bleacher Report sports site . The proceeds benefitted Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.Apparently, fellow NBA icon Magic Johnson called on the Admiral to offer up tickets to watch the Spurs game to raise money for the charities. Included in the package were watching the Silver and Black warm up on the court plus spending the rest of the game in a suite with the NBA Hall of Famer.Robinson even threw in a meet-and-greet with Duncan, Coach Pop and Spurs CEO R.C. And if that wasn't enough, he plans to show off his woodworking skills by giving the winner a custom cutting board featuring a personalized message, according to"The starting bid of $2,500 grew substantially, but the donation will help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic while also providing quite an adventure for the winner," the blog reports.sacurrent.com
How much would you pay to watch a Spurs game with David Robinson, meet Tim Duncan and Coach Pop?
How much would you pay to watch a Spurs game with David Robinson, meet Tim Duncan and Coach Pop? Seen in the photo are David Robinson, right, and Tim Duncan. Seen in the photo are David Robinson, right, and Tim Duncan. Photo: DOUG SEHRES /EN Photo: DOUG SEHRES /EN Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close How much would you pay to watch a Spurs game with David Robinson, meet Tim Duncan and Coach Pop? 1 / 1 Back to GalleryHow much would you pay for the chance to hang out with former Spurs player David Robinson and to meet Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich?mysanantonio.com
Tim Duncan paying for college students in U.S. Virgin Islands to get home during coronavirus crisis
Tim Duncan paying for college students in U.S. Virgin Islands to get home during coronavirus crisisSan Antonio Spurs assistant coach Tim Duncan in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb . (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Tim Duncan in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb . (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Photo: David Zalubowski, STF / Associated Press Photo: David Zalubowski, STF / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Tim Duncan paying for college students in U.S. Virgin Islands to get home during coronavirus crisis 1 / 1 Back to GallerySpurs legend Tim Duncan is helping college students in his native U.S. Virgin Islands unite with their families during the coronavirua pandemic by paying for their airfare to wherever home may be. Duncan and his partners are asking students to be certain they have not contracted COVID-19 before coming in contact with their families. RELATED: A customer at The Barn Door left a $1,000 tip hours before San Antonio bars, restaurants closedTo be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a school in the U.S. Virgin Islands and have a valid ID.mysanantonio.com
Richard Jefferson Trolls Tim Duncan, Says Spurs Legend Has Been 'Carried' Throughout Career
@RJeff24 is out here taking the name of Tim Duncan in vain. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Spurs Legend Tim Duncan Endorses Mike Bloomberg for President
The basketball legend said Bloomberg helped the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Duncan was born and raised, after two Category 5 hurricanes struck the islands in 2017. "The people of the islands needed help," Duncan said in the ad, which shows photos of both the basketball player and billionaire amid the islands' devastation. "Mike and his team, among others, acted fast to aid in feeding, clothing and getting people to safety. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Becky Hammon Shortlisted for 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
The finalists will be announced in a press conference on Friday, February 14, 2020, and the official Class of 2020 inductees will be revealed during the NCAA Final Four in early April. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Spurs Hope for a Win at Home Against the Sacramento Kings
Heading into this NBA season, a sense of optimism surrounded the Spurs, largely due to the return of Dejounte Murray from a torn ACL that kept him off the court last season. For the longest tenured coach in the league, and a franchise at a crossroads, those days are far behind.A victory against the Sacramento Kings would be a welcome boon. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Doncic scores 42 in triple-double, Mavs top Spurs 117-110
DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic scored a career-high 42 points in his sixth triple-double of the young NBA season and the Dallas Mavericks sent the San Antonio Spurs to their sixth straight loss, 117-110 on Monday night. Doncic joined LeBron James as the only players in NBA history younger than 21 to have a 40-point triple-double. After Rudy Gays 3 brought the Spurs back within two, Doncic stepped back and hit the 3 that finally finished off San Antonio. Dallas used that sequence to start a 17-6 run, with Doncic, Finney-Smith and Porzingis scoring all the points. The Mavericks blitzed the Spurs early, jumping out to a 32-14 lead behind 17 first-quarter points from Doncic.
Fans Confused When Tim Duncan Steps Up as Head Coach, Not Becky Hammon, After Gregg Popovich Ejected During Spurs Game
Greg Simmons (@GregSimmonsKSAT) November 17, 2019The first woman to serve as a head coach of a USA mens professional sports league. Becky Hammon has now officially served as the first woman head coach in the NBA. #WomenInSport pic.twitter.com/sWmOpuSXEP Lindsey Darvin, Ph.D. (@DrLindseyDarvin) November 17, 2019Becky Hammon has taken over the San Antonio Spurs after Coach Pop ejected. pic.twitter.com/XbcvHAmnkx Ryan (@RyanMaue) November 17, 2019With Pops ejection, Becky Hammon becomes the first woman to serve as head coach of a mens team in four major sports, making history. Becky Hammon has been coaching 5 yrs and is Pop's lead assistant coach.sacurrent.com
Draymond Green on Warriors' woes: 'Everybody except Tim Duncan have been through it'
After nearly a half-decade of NBA dominance, the Golden State Warriors are in flux to start the season. Draymond Green on the Warriors rebuild: I guess just about everybody except Tim Duncan have been through it. But it sucks. pic.twitter.com/MryZOPU9es Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 27, 2019I guess just about everybody except Tim Duncan have been through it, Green said via The Athletic's Anthony Slater. The Warriors are finding that out the hard way early in the NBA season. At least Green acknowledges and appreciates what Duncan did during his playing days in the Alamo City.
Spurs Kick Off Regular Season Tonight Against the New York Knicks
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Lonnie Walker ready to earn' playing time with Spurs, shares thoughts on Tim Duncan
SAN ANTONIO - Lonnie Walker knows expectations are sky-high for him this season, but the second year guard understands nothing will be given to him this season with the Spurs. It's how many minutes am I going to earn," Walker said. Walker is part of the Spurs' youth movement that includes a log jam at the guard position. #Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV talks Tim Duncan joining coaching staff (w/video)...teams mix of youth/veteran...expectations for season: 'It's not about how many minutes I am going to get, It's about how many minutes am I going to earn.' Walker worked with Duncan last season and anticipates the Spurs icon will be instrumental in his growth and development.
Dejounte's back, Popovich sounds off, Coach Duncan: 7 takeaways from our first look at Spurs
Dejounte Murray missed last season but was around the team and, by his own and DeRozan's accounts, grew closer over the summer. Dejounte's DayMedia day is about getting to see the entire team, but all eyes were focused on Dejounte Murray. When asked about the moves other Western Conference teams made this summer, Murray said he does not care about what other teams do. Dejounte said Duncan will be invaluable on the bench and LaMarcus said it shows how much Duncan loves the game that he would return. Fans will get to see coach Duncan and the rest of the squad in action on Saturday when the Spurs tip-off the 2019 preseason.
Gregg Popovich Doesn't Think Tim Duncan Will Stay in Spurs Assistant Coach Role for Long
While the Big Fundamental has proven loyal, Popovich doesn't think the former player will make coaching a long-term career. "Something tells me it's not going to be his passion for life," Popovich told reporters, according to mySA.com's Tom Osborn . "But he's going to be great this year. "I don't think he's going to ponder over seven hours worth of film or anything like that. "While many fans dream of Duncan stepping into the head coach position when Popovich retires, we'll just have to wait and see if we're that blessed.sacurrent.com
Dejounte's back, Popovich sounds off, Coach Duncan: 7 takeaways from our first look at Spurs
Dejounte Murray missed last season, but was around the team and by his own and DeRozan's account, grew closer over the summer. Dejounte's DayMedia day is about getting to see the entire team, but all eyes were focused on Dejounte Murray. When asked about the moves other Western Conference teams made this summer, Murray said he does not care about what other teams do. Popovich spoke about the importance of Tim Duncan returning to the bench, answered some questions with one-word responses and side-stepped a question about Becky Hammon potentially replacing him on the sideline. Fans will get to see coach Duncan and the rest of the squad in action this Saturday when the Spurs tip-off the 2019 preseason.
This Meme-Inspired Tim Duncan Pin is Hilariously Perfect
View this post on InstagramAnd now for something a little different...Spurs fans assemble! Tim Duncan pins are in! #saspurs #sanantoniospurs #coachduncan #timduncan #spurs #greggpopovich #duncan #vaspursva #gospursgo #spursnation #spursfamily #spursgame #fiesta2020 #losspurs #puropinchespurs #spursfan #spursfans #spursfamily #raceforseis #timmy #timduncan21 #timduncandaysacurrent.com
Spurs set date for Tony Parker's jersey retirement
The Spurs officially announced Friday afternoon that Parkers No. 9 jersey will be retired by the franchise on Nov. 11 after their home games against the Memphis Grizzlies. Parker won four championship with the Spurs and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007. Parker is the Spurs NBA leader in assists (6,829), while ranking second in games played (1,198), fourth in points (18,943) and steals (1,032), fifth in free throws made (3,309) and sixth in rebounds (3,313). RELATED: 12 of the biggest Spurs games this seasonParker will be the 10th Spurs player to have his number retired.
Coach Gregg Popovich talks Tim Duncan, Derrick White, Team USA
KSAT 12's Larry Ramirez caught up with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich at Team USA practice in Las Vegas, where they discussed Tim Duncan's new role as an assistant coach with the Spurs, what Derrick White can learn being around this much NBA talent, and Pop's thoughts on Team USA's current roster. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Coach Popovich talks Tim Duncan, Derrick White, Team USA
KSAT 12's Larry Ramirez caught up with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich at Team USA practice in Las Vegas, where they discussed Tim Duncan's new role as an assistant coach with the Spurs, what Derrick... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge gifts over 200 iPads to San Antonio kids
SAN ANTONIO - While LaMarcus Aldridge has been enjoying the summer with family and friends, he is also making time to spread joy to kids at the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio. Aldridge, along with volunteers with Spurs Sports & Entertainment, handed out backpacks and school supplies Friday to the children in attendance. The school supplies were donated by H-E-B, but the Spurs star forward Aldridge decided to add a little more. My kids love iPads so why not?' Before he went back to interact with the kids, Aldridge spent a moment talking about the Spurs adding Tim Duncan to its coaching staff for the upcoming season.
The Sports Guys Extra featuring Greg, Larry and Andrew: 7/24/19
Check out an expanded version of The Sports Guys, which takes you behind the scenes of the KSAT Sports department. This week, Greg, Larry, Andrew and Jake discuss the Spurs hiring Tim Duncan as an assistant coach and preview of Cowboys training camp, among other topics. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Spurs' DeMar DeRozan reportedly withdraws from Team USA to focus on upcoming season
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan has withdrawn from Team USA to focus on the upcoming season, according to Shams Charania, of the Athletic. The shooting guard's withdrawal comes a day after the team named Spurs legend Tim Duncan and summer league coach Will Hardy an assistant coaches. Sources: San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan was added onto the original USA Basketball roster for World Cup one month ago, but the four-time All-Star has withdrawn from Team USA play this summer to focus on upcoming NBA season. Sports, reported that more and more players are "prioritizing staying home to get better acclimated with teammates in an upcoming season without a clear-cut title favorite." But this summer of World Cup, players prioritizing staying home to get better acclimated with teammates in an upcoming season without a clear-cut title favorite.
Internet celebrates Tim Duncan's return to San Antonio Spurs
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs fans everywhere rejoiced Monday when they learned that Tim Duncan would return to the line up this time, as an assistant coach. Duncan is a five-time NBA champion who spent 19 years playing for the Spurs and retired in 2016. Twitter users, including San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg, are clearly happy Timmy D is coming back. Social media is lit up with gifs and memes celebrating Duncan's return:Reads: Tim Duncan joins San Antonio Spurs staff as an assistant coachSpurs fans: pic.twitter.com/4fkKas6ELd Stevie Q (@Steven_C5) July 22, 2019the spurs have announced that tim duncan has joined gregg popovich's coaching staff as an assistant coach.me: pic.twitter.com/NFwV73VXi7 sophia gutierrez (@sophiagtz21) July 22, 2019Tim Duncan back on the sidelines for the Spurs pic.twitter.com/fSbiYrWYEy J (@jtakuz) July 22, 2019NBA media: *tries to close the book on the spurs big three era after they all retired*Tim Duncan: pic.twitter.com/ePPoKILWEx Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) July 22, 2019Me walking into next season knowing Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan will be coaching my team @spurs @VanessaLMacias #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/8KiMVW6L7p d.a. (@deep3da) July 22, 2019gregg popovich when he welcomes tim duncan back to the spurs pic.twitter.com/GQk6HiGcSR Tim Cato (@tim_cato) July 22, 2019Pop and Tim Duncan when they argue on the bench next season pic.twitter.com/TOzAYP4E3b SLAM Rewind (@SLAMRewind) July 22, 2019Tim Duncan trying to calculate how many Bank shot drills he can fit in a 2 hour practice pic.twitter.com/967otiC2y3 Stevie (@Stevie_Evans3) July 22, 2019Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Spurs name Tim Duncan assistant coach
(CNN) - It's been only three years since Tim Duncan retired from the basketball court, but he's making his return, this time as a coach. The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday that fans will see a familiar face on the sidelines this season when Duncan takes on the role of assistant coach. "It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor," head coach Gregg Popovich said in a team statement. Duncan played 19 seasons with the Spurs, winning five NBA titles and two MVP awards. Former team intern Will Hardy was also announced as an assistant coach.
SLAM 'DUNC' FOR SPURS
Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. "It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor,'' Popovich said in the release. That went to Will Hardy, who will be taking on an expanded role as one of the Spurs' assistant coaches. The entirety of the Spurs' description of Duncan in the release was this: "Duncan, a 1997 Wake Forest graduate, played 19 seasons with the Spurs before retiring in the summer of 2016.'' Popovich went to the Virgin Islands before that draft to get to know Duncan and was immediately sold.saobserver.com
Tim Duncan named San Antonio Spurs assistant coach
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs legend Tim Duncan will represent the Silver and Black once again, this time as an assistant coach, the Spurs announced on Monday. In a news release, the Spurs said Duncan and summer league coach Will Hardy will join Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on the bench as assistant coaches. "It is only fitting that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan's assistant, that he returns the favor," Popovich quipped. Hardy has served as the head coach of the Spurs' Summer League team in Utah and at one point, appeared as the head coach of the Spurs' 2017 Spurs MGM Resorts Summer League team. More on KSAT.com...Tim Duncan returns home to launch children's education program, visits with ClintonsKawhi Leonard shares what he learned from Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu GinobiliCelebrate Tim Duncan's 42nd birthday with funny videos, memories of No.
Relive title No. 1: Spurs became NBA champions 20 years ago today
Years of frustration and playoff failures came to an end on June 25, 1999, as the San Antonio Spurs won the franchises first NBA championship. Tuesday marks 20 years since the Spurs won the championship by defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals, 4-1. In only his second season in the league, Tim Duncan was named NBA Finals MVP. Robinson, who was in his 10th NBA season, had taken the brunt of the criticism for previous Spurs' playoff exits. Popovich molded the Spurs into a championship contender after the slow start and has won five titles in his career as Spurs head coach.
Images: Spurs win first championship 20 years ago
14 Jun 1999: Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs chats with the media after practice in preparation for game one of the NBA Finals at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs with play the New York Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORTHide Caption