Gregg Popovich Rumors
“Kawhi was super, but he’s getting paid to be super and he knows it, and he relishes the challenges and knows his responsibilities,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard, George Gervin and Mitchell are the only players in Spurs history to produce 30 points or more in five consecutive games. Gervin has accomplished that feat on six occasions.
“I think he’s the greatest coach of all time,” James said Thursday. “You have to be sharp, mentally and physically, when you go against his ballclub. If you were an NFL player, it’s probably the same as going against a [Bill] Belichick team. What they’re going to do, they’re going to do and you have to try to figure it out.”
“To be able to do what he’s done where the basketball has changed so much and he’s been able to have a growth mindset and change with the game [is impressive],” James said. “We went from a league where it was inside out, where every time you came down it was throw it to the big, and then it goes to every time down pick-and-roll, and then it goes to every time down shoot a 3. Pop has been able to adjust every single time and still, for some odd reason, keep those guys under the radar. I don’t understand it.”
Ben Golliver: Spurs’ Gregg Popovich gets ejected (“You’re a terrible referee”) and gets standing ovation from AT&T Center crowd pic.twitter.com/bEZP8WP8qf
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the recent surge by the Philadelphia 76ers, a team led by former assistant Brett Brown: “It’s one of my joys in life to watch them win basketball games because if there’s any team that deserves it, it’s those guys. They’ve had it really tough for all the obvious reasons, and there’s nobody in our business that is more positive, and more day to day upbeat and ready to teach and love than Brett Brown. He’s a unique, unique guy.”