Jeff McDonald

Looking ahead: Just realized the Spurs play two games in the first eight days of the regular season. So that's odd.

Paul Garcia

NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat in annual survey bit.ly/1tgfiAb via @JeffGarciaPS

Paul Garcia

In four preseason games, Kyle Anderson is averaging 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Mike Finger

I don't think it was intentional. But they got their clicks, boy. RT @MLCotcher Also that people will be intentionally vague to get a click.

Mike Finger

Today's another reminder there's no shortage of people on the Internet eager to believe Texas is trying to get away with something.

Mike Finger

But the overall payment (cost of attendance + licensing) should be in the $10K range for most schools. That's all Patterson was saying.

Quixem Ramirez

It took two months but I think I've gotten a handle of this sports editor gig.

Mike Finger

Yes. Players in Berkeley probably will get a little more than those in Stillwater. RT @mchclark: won't the COA part be different per school?

Mike Finger

The point of this is, if O'Bannon ruling holds, EVERY MAJOR PROGRAM will be paying $10K/student. It's not a Texas story.

Mike Finger

Yes. RT @DanWolken: Patterson was misconstrued. $5k cost of attendance, $5k in licensing trust per O’Bannon will be everyone’s prescription

Mike Finger

Problem is the lede of the offending story omits a key fact. RT @BlatantHomerism: panic! did people really think this was imminent?

Mike Finger

UT has no plans to pay stipends now. People need to settle down.

Mike Finger

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.

Michael De Leon

NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat in annual survey ift.tt/1woYO82 #spurs

Dan McCarney

So having Looper on in the background while working and expecting to understand anything was a bad choice.

Quixem Ramirez

ICYMI: I explain why Tyler Jones has a shot at redemption vs. Louisiana-Monroe: star.txstate.edu/node/2637 #TXST

Boris Diaw

Game day. Sorry I have no tickets today but it will happen again ! Hope to see a lot of fans at the arena tonight ! #GoSpursGo

Quixem Ramirez

I'm very proud of today's sports section. Daps to @laurennh93 for the dope design. http://t.co/9LiPzsfd5l

Jeff McDonald

I'll say it ... Deuce Bigalow: European Gigoglo ruins the legacy of the entire "Deuce" franchise.

Michael De Leon

Video: CBS Sports sits with Becky Hammon ift.tt/1uFPpq3 #spurs

Jeff McDonald

Coming in Sunday's E-N: http://t.co/dO7T6dfkGt

Quixem Ramirez

Heading to Monroe, Louisiana to cover #TXST football this weekend. Any fun places to visit?

Dan McCarney

Well there you go... @chuck_blount I don't know, I'm only 3-3 through 6 on #2K15.

Dan McCarney

Where does this rank on Peter King Scale 1-10? @Dan McCarney Best coach. Best leader. Quality role players. Pretty good team, these Spurs

Dan McCarney

Spurs overwhelming favorites to repeat in annual NBA GM survey #spurs blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Mike Finger

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."

Jeff McDonald

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."

Dan McCarney

Best coach. Best leader. A legion of quality role players. A pretty good team, these Spurs.

Dan McCarney

Another nugget from the GM survey: Spurs had four players receive "best role player" votes -- Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green.

Quixem Ramirez

Matt Bonner was snubbed from the most athletic category. youtube.com/watch?v=gwcNEX…

Mike Monroe

Popovich reliving some of his early playing days with visiting Air Force All-Star team at #Spurs shootaround

Michael De Leon

Video: Latest trailer for ‘Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs’ puts Manu Ginobili in focus ift.tt/1yYuUvA #spurs

Mike Monroe

coach Popovich has taken over the press room at #Spurs practice complex to speak to visiting USAF players

Jeff McDonald

Matt Bonner back at shootaround this morning. Missed Monday's game due to death in the family.

Jeff McDonald

More GM survey results: Tim Duncan voted the NBA's best leader. Boris Diaw tied with Kenneth Faried as NBA's top role player.

Jeff McDonald

Pop voted the best coach in the league, drawing 92.9%, up from 75.9% last season.

Tony Parker

Jusqu au 27 octobre, jouez sur la page Facebook de Betclic et tentez de gagner 1 voyage à New York pour me... fb.me/4uFgrZi5T

Jeff McDonald

Annual GM survey is out. Only one player in the league voted a better perimeter defender than Kawhi Leonard. That'd be LeBron James.

Dan McCarney

That was regarding lottery reform...

Quixem Ramirez

Lunch with Coach Fran: star.txstate.edu/node/2637 #TXST http://t.co/K21ApZnu5Z

Quixem Ramirez

NBA GM's have spoken. Gregg Popovich is good at his job: nba.com/news/features/… http://t.co/zrrsRZxU5o

Mike Monroe

Nitpicking NBA GM survey: Give vote totals, not pcts.; so some GMs don't answer all (or any) ?s; so what? show raw data #Transparency

Dan McCarney

Credit to @John Schuhmann for compiling all that info. Always a great read.

Dan McCarney

Other misc. -- Duncan voted best leader, Diaw voted best role player. He'll drink to that... http://t.co/keCbJz6IrU

Dan McCarney

And, continuing their streak, the Spurs had nobody receive votes in "most athletic player" category. : (

Dan McCarney

In other words, people think he's pretty good at his job.

Dan McCarney

Popovich also voted best people manager, best at in-game adjustments, No. 1 offensive coach, No. 2 defense.

Dan McCarney

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.

Mike Monroe

NBA GMs speak: #Spurs 96.4 pct. to win SW Div., 55.6 pct. to win Western Conf., 46.2 pct. to win NBA title

Dan McCarney

NBA.com's annual GM survey is out. Spurs overwhelming faves to repeat at 46 pct. Cleveland next at 15. nba.com/news/features/…

Mike Monroe

For undrafted #Spurs rookies road is both long and winding writes @Jeff McDonald expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook: Leonard's pain is Anderson's gain expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Dan McCarney

Tough crowd in that poll for Argentina's greatest athletes. Alfredo Di Stefano couldn't even make the top eight.

Jeff McDonald

Though they've played well at times, Bryce Cotton and JaMychal Green face impossible task of making Spurs expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Paul Garcia

Report: BC Zepter Vienna parts ways with Ryan Richards… again ift.tt/1rbODjC writes @JeffGarciaPS

Dan McCarney

Marvel debuting the Age of Ultron trailer next Tuesday, smack in the middle of the Spurs season opener. 50/50 I call in sick...

Dan McCarney

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.

Dan McCarney

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.

Michael De Leon

Report: BC Zepter Vienna parts ways with Ryan Richards… again ift.tt/1rbODjC #spurs

Quixem Ramirez

Tim Duncan's #NBARank the last four seasons: 2014: 21 2013: 16 2012: 27 2011: 19 HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?

Mike Finger

That might've been the goal. RT @AutulloAAS: Geoff Swaim will likely never speak to the Texas media again.

Mike Finger

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."

Jeff McDonald

Though playing well in spurts, Spurs camp invitees Cotton, Green face some tough math ahead expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…

Quixem Ramirez

Tim Duncan is better than 400+ NBA players. He's 38 years old. This isn't even fair anymore.

Quixem Ramirez

Typical office stuff http://t.co/kqiykt3KWe

Kyle Anderson

Judge Judy goin off! Lol

Quixem Ramirez

Manu's self-awareness is what separates him from most basketball players. He realizes his physical limitations. And he's still damn good too

Quixem Ramirez

I'd like to thank @TacoBell and my mom. http://t.co/lPjmCHedey

Jeff McDonald

Sadly, might be what I miss most about college RT @NHLMaps Stumbled across this, thought I'd share with my Texan bros bit.ly/1DxwmVN

Boris Diaw

J'en avais parlé il y a un petit moment et voilà, dimanche vers 21h une petite session #askboris pour tout le monde ! #GoSpursGo

Boris Diaw

I know it talked about it a long time ago but time flies ! What about #askboris this Sunday around 2pm San Antonio time ? #GoSpursGo

Mike Finger

That differs from Texas' deal with Charlie Strong, whose entire $26M contract is guaranteed.

Mike Finger

Rick Barnes' contract extension was finalized this month and includes a buyout. UT could terminate for $1.75M this year, $1.5M next year.

Quixem Ramirez

NBA TV will air "championship day" coverage for the Spurs, Oct. 27. Couldn't think of a better way to kick off the season.

Jeff McDonald

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.

Jeff McDonald

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.

Jeff McDonald

Dirk Nowitzki won it last year, and I can't argue with that.

Jeff McDonald

The Magic Johnson award, btw, is meant to signify a star-caliber player who goes above and beyond in cooperation with the media.

Jeff McDonald

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.

Jeff McDonald

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

Jeff McDonald

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

Dan McCarney

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.

Jeff McDonald

Players preoccupied by NBA meetings, we're passing time watching a heck of a HORSE game between Ime Udoka and Becky Hammon.

Dan McCarney

Hammon is taking everything left handed and Ime just cannot hang.

Dan McCarney

Meanwhile, Ime can't even clear the shot clock. A tale of two ballers.

Dan McCarney

And she's telling him about it...

Dan McCarney

Udoka, Hammon and Spurs staffer playing horse. Staffer makes two in a row from behind the backboard, of course Hammon matches both.

Mike Monroe

Jack Sikma at Spurs practice today, chatting right now with shot doc Chip Engelland

Dan McCarney

Take heart with those Prediction Machine odds. Same site put the Spurs at 7.4 pct to win the championship with 50K simulation.

Dan McCarney

Titles are nice, but Malone most impressed with Spurs' team spirit #spurs blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Michael De Leon

Video: Spurs in focus for ‘Champions Revealed’ NBA TV Special ift.tt/1yfTXaq #spurs

Dan McCarney

Prediction Machine simulated the NBA season 50,000 times. Cavs won title 44 percent, followed by Chicago (15), OKC (11), LAC (10), Spurs (9)

Quixem Ramirez

Why is what going on huh http://t.co/HCgBX98I1a

Michael De Leon

Video: NBA 2k15 Official Kawhi Leonard Finals MVP Trailer is incredible ift.tt/1DwC9L4 #spurs