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Gregg Popovich as Tywin Lannister

Gregg Popovich as Tywin Lannister

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Gregg Popovich as a college basketball player: “His future plans include happiness.”

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Gregg Popovich as a college basketball player: “His future plans include happiness.”

Turnovers. Turnovers.
— The entirety of Gregg Popovich’s two-question interview responses after the first quarter.
“I went from wanting to trade him on the spot to wanting to cook breakfast for him tomorrow morning. That’s the truth. When I talk to him and say, ‘Manu,’ he goes, ‘This is what I do.’ That’s what he’s going to tell me. I stopped coaching him a long time ago.”
- Gregg Popovich on Manu Ginobili
(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

I went from wanting to trade him on the spot to wanting to cook breakfast for him tomorrow morning. That’s the truth. When I talk to him and say, ‘Manu,’ he goes, ‘This is what I do.’ That’s what he’s going to tell me. I stopped coaching him a long time ago.

- Gregg Popovich on Manu Ginobili

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

The strategic resting of particular players on particular nights is within the discretion of the teams. And Gregg Popovich in particular is probably the last coach that I would second-guess.
NBA commisioner-to-be Adam Silver, six months ago, when the Spurs rested Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker against the Utah Jazz. He added, “Teams like the San Antonio Spurs are playing to win a championship, and I think fans understand that,” and that the Spurs would face no fines or other reprisals for their actions.

Chuck interviews Pop during the 1st quarter of the Spurs/Heat game.

It’s almost like a Hollywood scipt for OKC. They went through Dallas. Then they went through the Lakers. Then they went through us. Those three teams represent 10 of the last 13 championships. And now they’re going to go to the Finals and play either Boston or Miami. And that will be 11 of the last 13 championships. I don’t know if anybody has gone through a playoff playing those kinds of teams. It’s just incredible, and I think it’s pretty cool for them.
Gregg Popovich is pretty cool.

The NBA Playoffs is a Game of Thrones …

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And Gregg Popovich is Tywin Lannister

The Admiral, Elliot, Avery all gone. Before long Timmy will be gone, sunning on a beach somewhere. It’s the Spurs name that lives on. It’s all that lives on.

Not your personal glory, not your pride… but TEAM.

The future of our team will be determined in these playoffs. We could reestablish a dynasty that lasted a decade… or we could collapse into nothing. Just look at the Lakers.

And what of sideline reporters?”

A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of sheep.

Gregg Popovich and the Spurs lose three in a row for the first time all season, and all of the sudden the rejuvenated throwbacks are watching their window close.
Is this the end of the road for the Spurs?
@parker_myers

Gregg Popovich and the Spurs lose three in a row for the first time all season, and all of the sudden the rejuvenated throwbacks are watching their window close.

Is this the end of the road for the Spurs?

@parker_myers

"0.4 seconds! How do you catch and shoot in 0.4 seconds? Ridiculous."
"I don’t know, Pop. Look, shouldn’t you be paying attention to this game?”
"It’s in the bag. This series is over. Hey, wanna see me play Boris Diaw at point guard?"
"That’s OK, Pop."

"0.4 seconds! How do you catch and shoot in 0.4 seconds? Ridiculous."

"I don’t know, Pop. Look, shouldn’t you be paying attention to this game?”

"It’s in the bag. This series is over. Hey, wanna see me play Boris Diaw at point guard?"

"That’s OK, Pop."

You think I care what Tony Parker says? You think Tony Parker is gonna coach when he quits? Why would I listen to Tony Parker? … Get your ass out there and play, Tony. Tie the score. But talk about basketball, I don’t need Tony for that.
— Gregg Popovich, on Tony Parker’s claim that the Spurs were no longer contenders. If you’re wondering why Popovich is shopping him, wonder no more.

"Kevin don’t know what the hell he’s talking about!"

San Antonio may have lost Game 1, but Coach Pop remains as salty as ever during in-game interviews.

The foie gras and truffle treatment worked very well. He’s back.
Gregg Popovich, explaining Tony Parker’s miraculously quick return. The Suns may have the league’s best training staff, but the Spurs clearly have the best chef.
Guys, we’re gonna go out and have fun. We’re not really gonna run any sets. We’re gonna get up and down. And all of you are gonna play a lot and get good minutes—except for probably Russell, Blake and Kevin. You guys are all f***ed.

-Gregg Popovich to the West All Stars

This man is the best in the business.

(Source: Kevin Love’s GQ blog)

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