(Paul Mirengoff) Actually, the sports post of the day is Scott’s item “The Tao of Gregg Popovich.” But readers might also be interested in Jack McCallum’s list for Sports Illustrated of the best 50 NBA players of all time. McCallum has been covering the NBA for 35 years and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame (for his writing). Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Gregg Popovich is the highly successful coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Jason Gay gives us a glimpse into the Tao of Popovich in the Wall Street Journal column “The Popovich for president movement” (accessible via Google here, I hope). Show More Summary
MIAMI — Gregg Popovich isn't an NBA bully —he just often appears as such on TV. The longtime San Antonio Spurs coach and Air Force Academy grad can be uncomfortably direct, brutally honest and comically terse during interviews. But just...Show More Summary
San Antonio Spurs' Coach Gregg Popovich's priceless reaction to the New Hampshire Primary results. Midday open thread below...
He thought the team “just got better” in the second half.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is known primarily for his clipped answers during interviews, not for his politics. From now on, he might just be known for his hilarious reaction to learning who won last night's New Hampshire primary.
Gregg Popovich is known for a couple things in professional basketball. First, for being one of the best coaches in NBA history, a five-time World Champion whose San Antonio Spurs are the model of consistency, professionalism and excellence. But...Show More Summary
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Gregg Popovich had bigger things to worry about at the time, with his San Antonio Spurs trailing the Miami Heat by four after the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game. But that didn’t diminish his interest in the results of the New Hampshire primary, which was also taking place last night. And when Pops was […]
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich literally couldn't believe the news coming out of New Hampshire, where Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and real estate mogul Donald Trump won their respective Democratic and Republican presidential primaries. Show More Summary
Gregg Popovich interviews are always a fascinating study in human psychology and tonight was no different. Pop treated David Aldridge to his A+ sarcasm tonight by breaking down the first quarter in fantastic detail. Aldridge: Pop, your impressions of the first quarter… Pop: We’re behind and they’re ahead. Show More Summary
"Who is it?" Popovich asks. "Sanders and Trump," the reporter replied.
The phrase “smh” has become one of those bits of Internet jargon that people seemingly trot out far more often than they actually shake their heads (and when has anyone actually rolled on the floor with laughter?). However, Gregg Popovich gave us a classic example of shaking his head Tuesday night, and he may also have given us a […]
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is known for his curmudgeonly interactions with reporters when it comes to basketball questions. Turns out the rise of one-time political underdogs can have a similar effect. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won their respective parties' primary election in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. Show More Summary
In-game interviews from Gregg Popovich never get old. With his San Antonio Spurs trailing the Miami Heat, 24-20, after the first quarter on Tuesday night, the legendary head coach talked to TNT’s David Aldridge. “We’re behind, and they’re ahead,” Pop said when asked about his impressions of the quarter. Show More Summary
Gregg Popovich gave his usual surly in-game interview, but then David Aldridge asked a question that intrigued him: did Pop want to know the results of tonight’s primaries in New Hampshire? Yes, yes he did. Read more...
Gregg Popovich continues to be one of the greatest human beings of all time. Popovich gonna Popovich #SASatMIA https://t.co/rEb69k39s3 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 10, 2016
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant put on a solid performance on Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs, that he reminded opposing head coach Gregg Popovich of a former player named Michael Jordan.
A touching tribute.