Tagged gregg popovich

Young Backcourt Will Spark San Antonio Spurs in 2019-20

So long as head coach Gregg Popovich remains in place, the San Antonio Spurs are a veritable lock to win 45-plus games and make the playoffs. After all, they’ve done so in each of the past 23 years (not counting the lockout-shortened 1998-99 campaign, during which they went 37-13 in the regular season). Although seven-time…

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Kawhi Leonard Reminds Us What Makes Him Great

Normally when an NBA superstar falls from public grace, it’s due to something out of his control. His play slips as he ages, or his body breaks down after thousands of wild forays to the basket. Or a younger player at his position reinvents what we accept as possible and said superstar loses relevancy. (Hello…

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Who Should Be 2018-19 NBA Coach of the Year?

Just about every NBA award race in 2018-19 will come down to the wire, but Coach of the Year may be the most hotly contested of all. There are no shortage of deserving candidates from which to choose, as a number of coaches led their team to far more success than expected. Some successfully navigated…

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The ‘Gremlin’ Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply

This was supposed to be the year the San Antonio Spurs (finally) fell off.  We (read: I) have been waiting for the shoe to drop for years. This summer seemed to lay the framework of the inevitable slip. The Spurs traded Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a pick.…

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