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Exec of Year award is voted on by other league execs. So you can't blame we morons in the media for Buford's perennial slight. For once.
Pop surprised RC Buford has never won Exec of the Year: "He does a great job and probably should have won that several times."
Last season, Carlisle called Popovich "the smartest man in the history of the world" ... so there's that.
Rick Carlisle hearts Pop, apparently. I mean, really hearts him.
Three most important words from Pop's brief shootaround presser, asked if Duncan has any lingering soreness in banged knee: "No, he's fine."
Mavs, 22nd in def. eff, not impressed with limiting Spurs in Game 1. Carlisle: "We need to do better." Carter: "Wasn't good enough to win."
Count Rick Carlisle among the Popovich Fan Club. On the latter's third Coach of the Year: "Why don't we just give him Coach of the Century?"
Spurs were 33-4 when he scored in double-figures during the regular season.
Weird stat: 12 of Patty Mills' 13 highest-scoring games came on the road...
That was the game where everyone in the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial was rooting against double overtime so they could go to bed.
Every time I look up, the Hawks are getting a great shot.
First Roy Hibbert was put on mega-discount, and now playoff tickets. What is going on in Indiana!?!
Count RC Buford as a futbol fan. Pops head into media lounge, sees Chelsea/Atletico, asks, "Is this the first leg?"
Denny Crum to Trinity.
Tark the Shark to St. Mary's.
Tim Duncan getting up shots on his "day off," with an assist from Sean Marks.
Popovich's very first job as head coach. That's Pop in back row, far left. http://t.co/IC4PbBYDDw
Changed the text on that Notebook tweet. Meant to say Boylen expected to be a "candidate" for Utah job. Too early to talk "finalist."
Each media member attending today's Coach of the Year presser will be handed one blindfold and one cigarette. Don't ask questions.
I was all for media transparency in NBA Awards voting until COY results came out and I realized ... NOW POP HAS A HIT LIST!
The only guy Pop won't credit is Pop.
Spurs call 1 p.m. press conference. Pop will either accept Red Auerbach trophy, or announce retirement so he doesn't have to.
At 70.6, Spurs have best win percentage in any 17-year stretch in NBA history since Duncan/Popovich combined forces in 97/98.
11 diff. leading scorers. First team in history with no player averaging at least 30 minutes.
Spurs led the NBA in net rating and road victories. Sixth in off. rating, fourth in def. rating. 30 diff. starting lineups.
Coach of the Year was a difficult ballot to screw up. There were 6 or 7 deserving coaches. Pick any 3 and nobody will make fun of you.
I feel sorry for the poor soul who has to barge into the film room this morning and tell Pop the news.
It's official" Popovich Coach of theYear
Random comment from SL Trib story on Jazz coaching search: "If Jim Boylen is hired, I will no longer be a Jazz fan."
Need a new show/tv series to watch
Game could have been better, but it would have to involve KD sprouting wings like a pegasus. Also, the ghost of Wilt Chamberlain is there.
Dave Joerger. Nice play.
Well, that was easy.
That was foul. Why is the ball kind of lying?
Scotty Brooks calls timeout to draw up some random mumbo jumbo that probably ends with Durant burying a shot in some guy's eye.
Ooooh, Scotty, let 'em run.
This game, man. What the what?
How dare KD miss an important shot.
I don't think I drew a breath for the last 30 seconds. Am I dead?
Last time I saw a choke job like that, the Mamas and the Papas had to break up.
Wait Kendrick Perkins is still alive?
Whoever shoots after KD, just take your H and let's move on with the rest of the game of H-O-R-S-E.
King of the Corn Palace!
I've only gotten about 1/100th of it in my short time around the team, and it's hard not to.
I really admire how Sager hasn't taken any of the Pop guff personally. A lot of people would have, including me.
"...But then I started thinking: If I come back and Pop starts being nice to me, it just wouldn't be right. I want him to go Serbian on me."
Kawhi Leonard got three second-place votes for DPOY. Tim Duncan earned one second place and two thirds. Joakim Noah won the award.
Is it even worth a blog post that Leonard finished 11th in voting with three second-place votes?
That was more than four years ago. Time flies when you're not covering Sweet 16s.
Last trip to UConn, Texas was No. 1 in the country and I was playing a new song called "Greencastle Blues" over and over in the rental car.
Spurs did solid job on Dirk, but didn't hurt that he missed 5 of 6 open looks per player tracking. Just an off night from the BFG.
If fixing the atmosphere at the Drum really is a priority, a St. Francis-UTA-Texas St-Lipscomb-Long Beach-Stanford-Rice slate doesn't help.
Away from the Drum, the Longhorns will play two of Cal/Iowa/Syracuse in NYC, and return to UConn.
Highest-profile nonconference home game for Texas basketball next year is Stanford on Dec. 23. Second-best might be UTA.
Pop, Popping: Q - Was there a particular point of emphasis in practice today? A - Sure. Q - Would you elaborate on that? A - No.
Said the tired padre, "When I saw that head for the first time, it's hard to contain tears and stuff. It's a pretty incredible moment."
Manu's third son Luca has been around for less than 24 hours, and his net worth already crushes mine.