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Messina said he learned yesterday Pop would be out, said Coach Boylen did scouting report with players this morning.
Ok, seems like we've been here before: Kiki Vandewhege was technically born in Germany and was once interim coach of Nets.
More: "You stay focused on what you have to do. There is nothing else to think about."
Messina, how he feels about being first Italian, native Euro to head coach NBA game: "I was thinking what Pop would say."
Apropos of nothing, we call him Eddie. Short-hand for Ettore.
Some humor in Messina: "The only thing I should make sure I don’t do is call only plays for Manu (Ginobili).”
More Messina, asked if he felt more ready after coaching PS game: When I see Tim and Kawhi and everybody's back, I feel much more prepared.
Messina's got a little Pop to him. Q: How do you feel? A: Meaning...I'm terribly scared? I'm not scared at all? You pick.
Got to inform Frank Vogel of Pop's absence. He offered well wishes, then joked he hopes Messina throws all Pop's stuff out the window.
Messina: “Pop had this minor medical procedure to do, so he won’t be here tonight, but he’ll be back soon.”
Want to say two years ago Pop was out on a West coast road trip and Coach Bud took the helm, difference today is Messina is European born.
Messina's got a good sense of humor. Oozes intelligence. Resume speaks for itself. Should be fun game or two before Pop returns.
According to research out of Italy, Messina will be first European-born fella to coach in an NBA game.
Coach Messina says Cory Joseph is still out with ankle injury, Matt Bonner is ready to go though.
"They're always free to make their comments with Pop, so I don't see why it will change." - Coach Messina on getting veteran players input.
Messina: It's a well oiled machine. This team has seen every situation.
"When I see a team with Kawhi in there, I feel ok." - Messina on if he's worried taking over coaching duties.
M: Obviously not what you want, but fortunately it's not serious. You just try not to mess it up. I'll try not to call every play for Manu.
Coach Messina will take over head coaching duties. Says Pop will be back soon. Pop had medical reasons for being out.
History in the making: Ettore Messina will coach Spurs vs. Indy tonight. Popovich out with what team has termed a "medical issue."
So if black cats are bad luck, a dead black cat in the middle of the road has to be even worse right?
Future generations are going to look back on sleeved jerseys like we do now with Astro turf.
Watching the Tar Heels!! Been a fan of that Carolina Blue since i was a young tike.
Tonight the Spurs might want to attack Pacers in first 12 minutes, where Indy struggles out of the gate. http://t.co/mOm1ZRmKgM
Ma box !!! http://t.co/plm1xCQy5c
Despite missing P. George, G. Hill, Hibbert, & West, the Pacers would be the 8th seed in East if playoffs were today http://t.co/PkK0gJtoPh
Via Pacers' official site, Indy's injury report heading into tonight. Former Pop favorite George Hill won't suit up. http://t.co/qO38BiKKD8
Geez, the Western Conference is INSANE. http://t.co/GqZz4HSoza
Offensive Rating & Defensive Rating of SA/IND: Pacers OR 98.3 (26th), DR 101.8 (9th), Spurs OR 101.6 (21st), DR 95.1 (3rd)
The West is just insane... http://t.co/UwiVfoTgVr
Whatsoever Myles Turner did to Saint Francis tonight worked. 25 points, 10 rebounds, UT-record 11/12 shooting in 78-46 win.
Seems like just about every possession I've seen in this Pelicans game there's a NO player missing a lob opportunity with Davis.
Myles Turner against Saint Francis isn't fair. Not even if they played in Assisi.
Scola: "They've had so much success around here, they won't even remember who I am."
Had a long(ish) talk with Luis Scola today, who says he'd be surprised if anybody in SA still cares he never got a chance to play for Spurs.
Good basketball on all night!! Best time of the year.
No group likes voting on things (and then arguing about those votes) more than people who cover college football.
Spurs vs. Pacers tmw night: Bonner (sick), probable; Joseph (ankle), doubtful; Mills (shoulder surgery), out; Splitter (calf), out.
The good news if you're a Spurs fan - Marco Belinelli is no longer on the injury report. One would assume he's ready for regular minutes now
Spurs' injury situation: Bonner (stomach virus), Joseph (sprained left ankle), Mills (right shoulder), and Splitter (tightness, right calf)
From Spurs: Matt Bonner listed as probable, Cory Joseph questionable, Patty Mills & Tiago Splitter will be out vs. Pacers WED.
While we're on that subject, here's Bobo. Before the baguettes... http://t.co/mXMRy5Xt21
I was going to say, before those huge-ass hands, but Leonard's mom said his mitts were the first thing she noticed.
Should've known better than to log onto Facebook today.
Another fun Duncan fact: His 30.3 defensive rebound percentage is a career high. For comparison, Kareem was at 14.2 pct at 38.
Fun fact: Spurs finished third or better in defensive efficiency in each of Duncan's first 11 seasons, including five 1sts.
Really is a crime he's never won a DPOY in his career. About the one thing he's never done, through no fault of his own.
Duncan still ranking among the league's elite defenders, for the 18th year in a row.
Cannot stress how incredible that is at his age. For comparison, Kareem had already quit rebounding and defending for a couple of yrs at 38.
...among players who defend at least five attempts per game. Spurs roughly four points better on D when he's on court. (2/2)
Duncan's defensive numbers are just phenomenal so far. Fifth in def. rebound pct, seven in block pct. Seventh-lowest FG pct at rim... (1/2)
This year, Patterson says, UT will not lobby for the Texas Bowl over the Liberty, or vice versa. "Both are great bowls."
UT AD Patterson says no out-of-country football (Mexico? Europe? Dubai?) is likely before 2019. No currently scheduled games will move.
The Black album brings me back to iS8 Sunday morning/afternoons.
It's Your community think about it this is what they want you to do...... Make a impact in a positive way!!!
There are peaceful protesters in many major cities. Any person shifting his/her efforts to uplifting his/her community is a blessing
"Oh, your shirt is wrinkled? Well, you're good to go now." http://t.co/iEcftb1Zyj
UT WR John Harris, on Charlie Strong's first-year impact: "You don't hear people call us soft anymore... That culture has changed."