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March 18, 2015 Updates

Boris Diaw: Very very disappointing loss but I guess we deserved it. We didn't end the game well and give New York their confidence back. Next... Twitter @theborisdiaw

Hammon, a six-time WNBA All-Star, wasn’t certain she would get into coaching until Popovich made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. It was a chance to work with the five-time champions and one of the league’s most successful coaches. “It’s pretty cool that Pop thought enough of my mind to hire me and didn’t care what gender I was,” Hammon said. “It was that I was the right person for the job. At the end of the day that’s all anybody wants is an opportunity that’s fair.” New York Post

Popovich wasn’t trying to make a social statement with the hiring. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman,” he said. “It’s the same positon it’s the same pick-and-roll, it’s the same defenses and all that sort of thing. She’s very confident in the knowledge that she has and the way she approaches the game from a point-guard position. It’s been good to have her. It’s another prospective that we didn’t have before.” New York Post

March 17, 2015 Updates

Fixing the playoff problem is easier said than done, but this dialogue isn't going away. And, somewhat surprisingly, one of the advocates for change is someone who has flourished with the ways of the old world: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "I just think it would be more interesting, because you'd have more good teams or teams that performed better, and I think it's more fair," said Popovich, whose Spurs have won five championships since 1999. "If you can take the top 16 teams, you just do it. It's better competition for the fans. It's the best teams. It's fair. … It's a good enough notion that it should definitely be talked about." USA Today Sports

Popovich, who also strongly supports a shorter regular season and sees that debate as tied to this one, is the first to acknowledge that increased postseason travel would present a problem. Nightmare scenarios such as Miami vs. the Portland Trail Blazers or a Los Angeles team vs. a New York team, in which teams would be forced to crisscross the country several times are bound to happen, but Popovich thinks those are wrinkles that could be ironed out. "I would go for it, even though you have more travel," he told USA TODAY Sports. "We have computers now. There are ways that you can make sure that people get the right amount of rest and a fair amount of rest and one team doesn't get the shaft and another team gets it easy. I think there would be a way to make things work with maybe a few less games (during the regular season), so that we could have the rest needed, because right now it's out of whack. USA Today Sports

March 16, 2015 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled forward Kyle Anderson from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In four stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 21 games, averaging 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.81 steals and 1.19 blocks in 40.6 minutes. NBA.com

A late lineup scratch Sunday when the Wolves went without seven players, Neal has been traded twice, at consecutive trade deadlines no less, since he bypassed a $1 million qualifying offer from the Spurs to sign for millions elsewhere, with only a fraction as much team success. “At the end of the day, unless you’re Tim Duncan or LeBron James or Kevin Garnett, you’re not really going to have a legacy,” Neal said. “I’m not going to be a Hall of Fame player or anything like that. So my job as a man is to put my family in a situation where they can be as comfortable as possible. That’s a decision I made, and to this day, I don’t regret it. I’d make that decision 100 times over.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

March 15, 2015 Updates
March 14, 2015 Updates

Houston’s Dwight Howard was a guest on ESPN’s SportsNation and was being, well, Dwight Howard. You know, clowning around, dunking on a mini-hoop, screaming his lungs out and dunking on ESPN staff. Of course being the huge Spurs fan she is, SportsNation host, Michelle Beadle started the “Go Spurs Go” chant when Dwight dunked on her, yelled at the top of his lungs and proclaimed “The Spurs suck. Go Rockets baby!” ProjectSpurs.com

March 13, 2015 Updates

“Kyrie Irving was unstoppable. I don’t know how to guard that,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He did a hell of a job. We all know how talented he is, but he really went to a new level tonight. He had a hell of a night and that talent just got us.” Akron Beacon Journal

March 12, 2015 Updates

After years of fighting her way into unlikely positions, Hammon is quick to brush off the idea that women have different coaching sensibilities, or that her gender is an issue. Despite the physical differences between the sexes, "skill-wise, there are some women who can compete with the guys: shooting, dribbling, passing, and the IQ stuff," she says. And on the court and in the locker room with the Spurs, she adds, "You're getting to know these guys as people, and as players. You have to develop a rapport. They give me a lot of respect." Still, the gravity of her position is starting to sink in. "It's 2015, and I'm the first female coach in any of the major sports," she says, laughing. "That's ridiculous!" Marie Claire

March 11, 2015 Updates
 

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