San Antonio Spurs Rumors
Brian Robb: Popovich’s thoughts on the Celtics: “Not my problem. My problem is my team. Every team has their own problems. I don’t claim to understand the good or the bad about Boston or Clippers or Milwaukee or Brooklyn. I’m trying to figure mine out.”
Jabari Young: This one from Popovich was pretty good… told he looks like he’s still enjoying himself coaching, he said “I am.” … maybe this will cool the retirement questions #Spurs @TheAthleticNBA
According to multiple sources, some high profile international candidates are being or have been considered. David Blatt, an American who coached the Russian national team as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers, was first choice but may have pulled out due to back problems. Former Italian national team head coach and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is also being interviewed. A complicating factor? Financial challenges at Canada Basketball mean that the money being offered for the role is minimal or perhaps not even more than an honorarium covering expenses.
Tom Orsborn: #Spurs have assigned Lonnie Walker IV to the G League. He will be available for the Austin Spurs tonight as they conclude their season visiting the Oklahoma City Blue at 7 o’clock at the Cox Convention Center.