Jeff McDonald

Notebook: Spurs brace for Nowitzki to be better in Game 2 expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Jeff McDonald

Third Red Auerbach trophy forged in Popovich's "laboratory," writes @Mike Monroe expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Jeff McDonald

Morning Constitutional: Spurs aim to start Game 2 against Dallas the way they finished Game 1 expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Mike Finger

That was the game where everyone in the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial was rooting against double overtime so they could go to bed.

Dan McCarney

Every time I look up, the Hawks are getting a great shot.

Dan McCarney

First Roy Hibbert was put on mega-discount, and now playoff tickets. What is going on in Indiana!?!

Boris Diaw

Last chance to sign-up for @HOOPITUP. Show off your skills on Sat/Sun @FreemanColliseum while I'll play in Big D hoopitup25th.com

Dan McCarney

Count RC Buford as a futbol fan. Pops head into media lounge, sees Chelsea/Atletico, asks, "Is this the first leg?"

Dan McCarney

Popovich recounts unexpected road to NBA after third Coach of the Year award #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Mike Finger

Denny Crum to Trinity.

Mike Finger

Tark the Shark to St. Mary's.

Mike Finger

Per @JerryBriggs, Jim Harrick is interviewing at Our Lady of the Lake. With Larry Coker at UTSA, can SA get Phil Fulmer, too?

Dan McCarney

Pop says he puts his COY awards on the hood of his car. So, he's basically The Duke from Escape from New York. youtube.com/watch?v=KbzhF_…

Dan McCarney

Tim Duncan getting up shots on his "day off," with an assist from Sean Marks.

Tony Parker

NBA : Entretien avec Tony Parker fb.me/3t1y7Ntd4

Mike Monroe

Did @NBA/Official conflate @Marc J. Spears and @Marc Berman in listing of COY votes?

Mike Monroe

Popovich's very first job as head coach. That's Pop in back row, far left. http://t.co/IC4PbBYDDw

Jeff McDonald

Changed the text on that Notebook tweet. Meant to say Boylen expected to be a "candidate" for Utah job. Too early to talk "finalist."

Jeff McDonald

Notebook: Spurs' Boylen expected to be candidate for Jazz head coaching job, writes @Mike Monroe expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Jeff McDonald

Each media member attending today's Coach of the Year presser will be handed one blindfold and one cigarette. Don't ask questions.

Jeff McDonald

I was all for media transparency in NBA Awards voting until COY results came out and I realized ... NOW POP HAS A HIT LIST!

Jeff McDonald

Morning constitutional: Ginobili back to business after baby break expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Jeff McDonald

The only guy Pop won't credit is Pop.

Jeff McDonald

Here's how COY presser will go: Pop will credit his assistants, his players, the guy who sells popocorn in section 125, and maybe @Mike Monroe

Jeff McDonald

Spurs call 1 p.m. press conference. Pop will either accept Red Auerbach trophy, or announce retirement so he doesn't have to.

Dan McCarney

At 70.6, Spurs have best win percentage in any 17-year stretch in NBA history since Duncan/Popovich combined forces in 97/98.

Dan McCarney

11 diff. leading scorers. First team in history with no player averaging at least 30 minutes.

Dan McCarney

Spurs led the NBA in net rating and road victories. Sixth in off. rating, fourth in def. rating. 30 diff. starting lineups.

Jeff McDonald

Coach of the Year was a difficult ballot to screw up. There were 6 or 7 deserving coaches. Pick any 3 and nobody will make fun of you.

Jeff McDonald

I feel sorry for the poor soul who has to barge into the film room this morning and tell Pop the news.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs will have 1 p.m. CDT presser to formally announce Gregg Popovich as 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year

Mike Monroe

It's official, per NBA: #Spurs Gregg Popovich is NBA Coach of the Year

Mike Monroe

It's official" Popovich Coach of theYear

Mike Monroe

Will Boylen become next branch of Popovich coaching tree? expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

Random comment from SL Trib story on Jazz coaching search: "If Jim Boylen is hired, I will no longer be a Jazz fan."

Danny Green

Need a new show/tv series to watch

Jeff McDonald

Game could have been better, but it would have to involve KD sprouting wings like a pegasus. Also, the ghost of Wilt Chamberlain is there.

Jeff McDonald

Dave Joerger. Nice play.

Dan McCarney

Apropos of nothing, @Mike Monroe told me a pretty gross story about an NBA superstar from back in the day, and now I am permanently scarred.

Jeff McDonald

That was foul. Why is the ball kind of lying?

Jeff McDonald

Scotty Brooks calls timeout to draw up some random mumbo jumbo that probably ends with Durant burying a shot in some guy's eye.

Dan McCarney

Ooooh, Scotty, let 'em run.

Jeff McDonald

This game, man. What the what?

Dan McCarney

How dare KD miss an important shot.

Jeff McDonald

I don't think I drew a breath for the last 30 seconds. Am I dead?

Buck Harvey

After baby break, Ginobili back to business expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

Source tells @Mike Monroe that Spurs assistant Jim Boylen tops list to replace Ty Corbin in Utah #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Jeff McDonald

Last time I saw a choke job like that, the Mamas and the Papas had to break up.

Jeff McDonald

Wait Kendrick Perkins is still alive?

Jeff McDonald

Whoever shoots after KD, just take your H and let's move on with the rest of the game of H-O-R-S-E.

Dan McCarney

King of the Corn Palace!

Jeff McDonald

After baby break, Ginobili gets back to business expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

Thanks to @troywolv for some impromptu copy editing today. Taking the concept of outsourcing to new levels.

Dan McCarney

Sager grateful for support, but says nice Pop 'wouldn't be right' via @richarddeitsch #spursnation #spurs blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Dan McCarney

I've only gotten about 1/100th of it in my short time around the team, and it's hard not to.

Dan McCarney

I really admire how Sager hasn't taken any of the Pop guff personally. A lot of people would have, including me.

Dan McCarney

"...But then I started thinking: If I come back and Pop starts being nice to me, it just wouldn't be right. I want him to go Serbian on me."

Dan McCarney

Sager tells @richarddeitsch of Pop's promise to be nice upon return: "I was like, Oh, my God, that's unbelievable, what an honor..."

Jeff McDonald

Can save y'all some time, Spurs fans: Kawhi Leonard's two second-place votes came from ABC's Mike Breen and the E-N's @Mike Monroe

Jeff McDonald

You can go here to make fun of the media's votes on DPOY: nba.com/media/042114-2…

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard got three second-place votes for DPOY. Tim Duncan earned one second place and two thirds. Joakim Noah won the award.

Dan McCarney

Is it even worth a blog post that Leonard finished 11th in voting with three second-place votes?

Tony Parker

Le journal de 20h - Rencontre avec Tony Parker pendant son entraînement à San Antonio fb.me/6vkyJtKBr

Mike Finger

That was more than four years ago. Time flies when you're not covering Sweet 16s.

Mike Finger

Last trip to UConn, Texas was No. 1 in the country and I was playing a new song called "Greencastle Blues" over and over in the rental car.

Dan McCarney

Spurs did solid job on Dirk, but didn't hurt that he missed 5 of 6 open looks per player tracking. Just an off night from the BFG.

Dan McCarney

Notes on a practice: Spurs anticipate bounce-back from Nowitzki #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Mike Finger

If fixing the atmosphere at the Drum really is a priority, a St. Francis-UTA-Texas St-Lipscomb-Long Beach-Stanford-Rice slate doesn't help.

Mike Finger

Away from the Drum, the Longhorns will play two of Cal/Iowa/Syracuse in NYC, and return to UConn.

Mike Finger

Highest-profile nonconference home game for Texas basketball next year is Stanford on Dec. 23. Second-best might be UTA.

Dan McCarney

Pop, Popping: Q - Was there a particular point of emphasis in practice today? A - Sure. Q - Would you elaborate on that? A - No.

Dan McCarney

Said the tired padre, "When I saw that head for the first time, it's hard to contain tears and stuff. It's a pretty incredible moment."

Dan McCarney

Manu's third son Luca has been around for less than 24 hours, and his net worth already crushes mine.

Jeff McDonald

More Pop chuckles on the Ginobili newborn: "I told him, 'Manu, you didn't do anything. Your wife is efficient. You're not efficient."

Jeff McDonald

Manu's wife gave birth via scheduled C-section. Playoff sked helped: "I had a couple conversations with Adam Silver. We figured it out."

Jeff McDonald

Mavs weren't foremost on Ginobili's mind when he awoke at 4:45 am: "When I saw that head for the first time, it's hard to contain tears."

Dan McCarney

According to @besttickets , Spurs are the NBA's fifth-most popular team based on international Google searches. besttickets.com/blog/most-popu…

Dan McCarney

Just watched that infamous Harden defensive reel. Might need a few days to recover.

Jeff McDonald

And when Duncan finally did break his silence? "I was so happy," Parker said. "I thought maybe I'll get to stay on this team."

Jeff McDonald

8 minutes of quality Tony Parker today, mostly about how Tim Duncan wouldn't talk to him his entire rookie year.

Jeff McDonald

Basic takeaway from Spurs' film study: If Mavs keep switching everything, Kawhi Leonard will enjoy mismatches galore. He's the key.

Jeff McDonald

Manu welcomes baby at 7:22, at practice by 11. Pop: "He's an efficient guy."

Jeff McDonald

New Papa Manu Ginobili taking free throws at practice. Still wearing hospital bracelet.

Boris Diaw

Je viens de dépasser 100 000 followers! Merci à vous les fans mais aussi les insomniaques qui m'envoient des messages à pas d'heure! Merci

Boris Diaw

100 000 followers ! Fans thanks for your support and always kind messages. It means a lot to me! See you next game! #GoSpursGo

Dan McCarney

As far as knuckleheads go, Jack was about as likable/good-humored as they come. Except when his PT was at stake.

Dan McCarney

The twins bound into locker room last preseason. Q: What do you think about them making the NBA one day? Jack: That's a lot of turnovers.

Dan McCarney

And, in honor of Ginobili No. 3, another recounting of my favorite Stephen Jackson quote ever...

Mike Monroe

Dallas' defensive tactic helps Parker, Duncan expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Mike Monroe

Dirk as Duncan: Don't discount him writes the great @Buck Harvey expressnews.com/sports/columni…