The San Antonio Spurs today announced additional details regarding Tim Duncan’s Jersey Retirement Night presented by H-E-B on Sunday, Dec. 18 when the Silver and Black host the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m. CST. A special postgame ceremony honoring Duncan will take place on the AT&T Center floor and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Southwest and the FOX Sports Go app and will be carried live by WOAI-AM 1200 and KXTN-FM 107.5.
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Cody Westerlund: Gregg Popovich was asked about NBA players throwing towels, a la Rajon Rondo Reporter after reference to NBA players throwing towels: Would you take a chance on a great player who had a bad attitude? Gregg Popovich: “As long as he promised ahead of time not to throw a towel at me, I would do it.” Reporter: If you knew he was going to be a headcase? Gregg Popovich: “I don’t know if he’s going to throw the towel or not. Nobody wants a headcase. You try your best to bring solid people into your program. If someone goes awry, you deal with it.”
Their effort drew the ire of coach Gregg Popovich, who called out some of his underperforming players, saying “guys get a lot of money to be ready to play.” Asked whether it was his job to make sure the Spurs were ready to play, Popovich said, “I don’t remember playing tonight. No Knute Rockne speeches. It’s your job. If you’re a plumber and you don’t do your job, you don’t get any work. I don’t think a plumber needs a pep talk. A doctor botches operations, and he’s not a doctor anymore. If you’re a basketball player, you come ready. It’s called maturity. It’s your job.”
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When it came time to pull the metaphorical lever Nov. 8, some in Bexar County just didn’t feel like casting their vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, according to records obtained by mySA.com. Instead, they wrote-in Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Jesus and Mickey Mouse, among others, to be president. A few cast their vote for a Popovich-Duncan ticket, but despite their efforts, Trump and Mike Pence were elected president and vice president.
Stephen said Pop asked him to admit two other players were better than him and Jackson refused. He went on to say it was the reason he was waived right before the playoffs that season. “In San Antonio when I was asked to say other players were better than me to help their confidence so they can play better. That was the most disrespectful thing that I’ve ever heard from any coach in my life. But at the same time was dealing with the smartest coach I ever met in my life.” “I want you to basically admit that these guys are better than you and we need them going forward to the playoffs. And I would not do it,” expanded Jackson on his talk with Pop. “That’s when I got waived right before the playoffs in San Antonio. He [Popovich] asked me to do it and I told him I could not do it. “I walked out.”