HoopsHype Gregg Popovich rumors

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Spoelstra: Ray did what he’s done for so many years. Ginobili: Bad, very bad. Parker: We all have scars in our careers. That one is pretty deep. Duncan: It was painful. Popovich: I’ve thought about it every day. I’m anxious for it to go away. It hasn’t happened yet. For The Win

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The 6-8 forward was injured after stumbling into photographer’s row along the baseline at some point in the second half. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been a frequent critic of the proximity camera men and photographers have to the court, and again called on the NBA league office to take action. “As we’ve often said in the past, it’s an accident waiting to happen and it never seems to change,” Popovich said. “We’re going to continue to moan and groan about it. We have many times. It’s a problem that needs to be taken care of because it’s going to make a big difference at some point. San Antonio Express-News

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a 1970 graduate of the Air Force Academy who served five years, endorsed the program but admonished the general public to remember veterans beyond the holiday. He also called on government leaders not to cut benefits to the families of veterans in need. “In a lot of ways, it's a joyous day if we all remember it to honor people,” Popovich said. “But in some ways, it's a sad day. They don't really get honored the way they should be. A lot of it is just pablum, but when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of what they need, they're really not getting everything. San Antonio Express-News

“How many vets and their families might have to do without food stamps because of what's going on? That program is huge to a lot of these families, I mean huge. It gets them through. And it may or may not be there because government's not very functional at this point. “It's a day to reflect and honor and also not lose sight of the fact that a whole lot more has to be done with what they've done for all of us.” San Antonio Express-News

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If any of the above had happened — as opposed to the none of the above that did — the Spurs would be raising a fifth NBA championship banner to the rafters of their home arena on opening night instead of the Miami Heat raising their third. It is not the type of wound that heals over the span of a summer. “Suffice it to say,” coach Gregg Popovich said, “I've thought about it every day.” San Antonio Express-News

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There was much debate over Gregg Popovich’s tactical choices over the last two games of the 2013 Finals, and rightfully so. That didn’t prevent him from nearly sweeping the coaches portion of NBA.com’s annual general manager poll, with was released on Tuesday. Popovich took first in: Best coach (75.9 percent of the vote); Best manager/motivator of people (51.7); Best in-game adjustments (27.6); Best offense (37.9). San Antonio Express-News

October 21, 2013 Updates

Spurs point guard Tony Parker left Saturday’s 121-96 preseason loss to Miami in the third quarter after banging a finger on the camera of a photographer seated on the baseline. Stephen Jackson sprained an ankle last season at MadisonSquareGarden tripping on a courtside waitress. In 2010, George Hill sprained an ankle after landing on a baseline photographer in Dallas. “It’s kind of like when you’re in your neighborhood. You keep telling people you need a stop sign, and they don’t change it until a kid gets killed and then they put up a stop sign,” Popovich said. “Somebody of stature is going to get seriously hurt by one of those guys, and then all hell will break loose.” San Antonio Express-News

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