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Looking ahead: Just realized the Spurs play two games in the first eight days of the regular season. So that's odd.
In four preseason games, Kyle Anderson is averaging 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
Today's another reminder there's no shortage of people on the Internet eager to believe Texas is trying to get away with something.
But the overall payment (cost of attendance + licensing) should be in the $10K range for most schools. That's all Patterson was saying.
It took two months but I think I've gotten a handle of this sports editor gig.
The point of this is, if O'Bannon ruling holds, EVERY MAJOR PROGRAM will be paying $10K/student. It's not a Texas story.
UT has no plans to pay stipends now. People need to settle down.
Regarding the out-of-control Steve Patterson story: He said UT would pay $10K stipends ONLY IF the NCAA loses all of its court appeals.
So having Looper on in the background while working and expecting to understand anything was a bad choice.
I'll say it ... Deuce Bigalow: European Gigoglo ruins the legacy of the entire "Deuce" franchise.
Coming in Sunday's E-N: http://t.co/dO7T6dfkGt
Bedford on safeties: "I'd like to get to a situation where a receiver knows if he catches the ball between the hashes, he might not get up."
I thought it was pretty awesome Kawhi Leonard was named NBA's 2nd best perimeter defender. Spurs fans like, "Who's first? That's BS."
Best coach. Best leader. A legion of quality role players. A pretty good team, these Spurs.
Another nugget from the GM survey: Spurs had four players receive "best role player" votes -- Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green.
Matt Bonner back at shootaround this morning. Missed Monday's game due to death in the family.
More GM survey results: Tim Duncan voted the NBA's best leader. Boris Diaw tied with Kenneth Faried as NBA's top role player.
Pop voted the best coach in the league, drawing 92.9%, up from 75.9% last season.
Annual GM survey is out. Only one player in the league voted a better perimeter defender than Kawhi Leonard. That'd be LeBron James.
That was regarding lottery reform...
Other misc. -- Duncan voted best leader, Diaw voted best role player. He'll drink to that... http://t.co/keCbJz6IrU
And, continuing their streak, the Spurs had nobody receive votes in "most athletic player" category. : (
In other words, people think he's pretty good at his job.
Popovich also voted best people manager, best at in-game adjustments, No. 1 offensive coach, No. 2 defense.
Parker voted third-best PG in NBA, Duncan fourth-best C with votes at PF. Leonard second-best perimeter defender. Pop best coach at 93 pct.
Tough crowd in that poll for Argentina's greatest athletes. Alfredo Di Stefano couldn't even make the top eight.
Marvel debuting the Age of Ultron trailer next Tuesday, smack in the middle of the Spurs season opener. 50/50 I call in sick...
No Bonner, though, so mandatory markdown. At any rate, you'll want to set your DVR for 8 p.m. Central if you call yourself a Spurs fan.
Finally getting a look at excerpts from Spurs special NBA TV will air next Mon. Four-way chat with Pop/Parker/Duncan/Manu; engrossing stuff.
Texas TE Geoff Swaim on the Longhorns' 3-4 record: "That doesn't mean sh*t. I'm sorry, but that doesn't mean sh*t."
Tim Duncan is better than 400+ NBA players. He's 38 years old. This isn't even fair anymore.
Typical office stuff http://t.co/kqiykt3KWe
Judge Judy goin off! Lol
Manu's self-awareness is what separates him from most basketball players. He realizes his physical limitations. And he's still damn good too
That differs from Texas' deal with Charlie Strong, whose entire $26M contract is guaranteed.
Rick Barnes' contract extension was finalized this month and includes a buyout. UT could terminate for $1.75M this year, $1.5M next year.
NBA TV will air "championship day" coverage for the Spurs, Oct. 27. Couldn't think of a better way to kick off the season.
The one bright spot: Manu says he believes his conditioning will be where it needs to be for opener. Rest of his game will take some time.
The fact that Manu often has to talk about going 1 for 11 for 10 minutes in two different languages should count for bonus points, I think.
Dirk Nowitzki won it last year, and I can't argue with that.
The Magic Johnson award, btw, is meant to signify a star-caliber player who goes above and beyond in cooperation with the media.
Says he's like a BBQ grill that hasn't been cleaned in 10 years. At that point, you just buy a new grill. Not an option with his body.
Manu says this summer was longest break without any sort of hoops, even pickup, since maybe after Beijing in '08. As rusty as he's ever been
Seven minutes of Manu after lengthy NBA meeting, a night after going 1 for 11. How this guy has never won the Magic Johnson award escapes me
Ginobili compared himself to a grill that hasn't been cleaned in years. The older he is, the harder it is to scrape the rust off.
Players preoccupied by NBA meetings, we're passing time watching a heck of a HORSE game between Ime Udoka and Becky Hammon.
Hammon is taking everything left handed and Ime just cannot hang.
Meanwhile, Ime can't even clear the shot clock. A tale of two ballers.
And she's telling him about it...
Udoka, Hammon and Spurs staffer playing horse. Staffer makes two in a row from behind the backboard, of course Hammon matches both.
Jack Sikma at Spurs practice today, chatting right now with shot doc Chip Engelland
Last season, that is...
Take heart with those Prediction Machine odds. Same site put the Spurs at 7.4 pct to win the championship with 50K simulation.
Prediction Machine simulated the NBA season 50,000 times. Cavs won title 44 percent, followed by Chicago (15), OKC (11), LAC (10), Spurs (9)
Why is what going on huh http://t.co/HCgBX98I1a