Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest head coaches in NBA history. He has piloted the San Antonio Spurs to four NBA championships in the last 15 years. What is it that makes him such a successful coach? The first area where Popovich excels over other coaches is his style of managing his roster. Even though his older players like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker are his best players, he always makes sure they get enough rest to remain effective. Other coaches would push the older players for all they’re worth until they can’t play anymore. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most dedicated, persistent defenders in NBA history was Alvin Robertson. Born and raised in Barberton, Ohio, Robertson played collegiately at Crowder JC before transferring to Arkansas, where he became a star. He also was a member of the gold medal-winning 1984 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team.
Drafted by the Spurs with the 7th pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, Robertson eventually developed a reputation as a shut-down defender. Almost always charged with putting the clamps on the opposition’s top scorer, Robertson was named Read the rest of this entry »
Fans of the San Antonio Spurs have been spoiled in recent years. After the lean years the team experienced in the 80s with George Gervin on into the 90′s with David Robinson and the coaching carousel that ensued, the team was due for some luck. That luck just happens to go by the name of Tim Duncan.
1999 — The season may have been shortened by a lockout, but the Spurs went to work quickly once basketball commenced, putting together one of the most dominant postseason runs in NBA history Read the rest of this entry »
Tony Parker is often in the news courtesy of his exploits on the basketball court — and occasionally for off the court reasons as well. The three time NBA Champion first broke onto the scene in 2001 as a rookie point guard for the San Antonio Spurs. He quickly established himself as the starter, supplanting Avery Johnson and Terry Porter for the role in the first 10 games of his rookie season.
As great as he was on the court, his life outside the court has been of much interest to the general public. His high-profile Read the rest of this entry »
The coach of the year award in the National Basketball Association is a very prestige award. This award has been given out annually since the 1962-1963 basketball season. Only forty coaches has received this trophy named after Red Auerbach. The trophy received his name as an honor after he led the Celtics to nine championships. The coach of the year is selected by a panel of Canadian and American sportswriters who for whom they feel are the first, second and third place selections.
The 2002-2003 season head coach was the San Antonio Spurs Read the rest of this entry »
There were some fans out there who loved the Alamodome, and there were others who hated it. Some loved the “wide open feel” of the stadium, others felt like, while it was a step up from the HemisFair Arena, the spurs were still playing ball in a football stadium. Regardless of your feelings, you have to admit that the San Antonio Spurs came into their own while there.
Moving to the Alamodome in 1992, the Spurs were a former ABA team that always had potential, Read the rest of this entry »
For a team that has won the NBA Title four out of the last 12 years and currently has the best record in the NBA by roughly seven games, the San Antonio Spurs continue to get little to know respect. When you first learn to play basketball by playing on home basketball equipment,www.hoopaids.com/, you learn that consistent winning is the most important thing. And while year after year the Spurs do nothing but win, they are perennial “also ran’s”. It’s as if people are Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of journalists are speculating that Tony Parker is playing perhaps his best basketball in recent years due in part to his divorce from Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. In fact, in a recent game between the Spurs and the Nuggets, Parker scored 30 points (on 11-of-15 shooting) to help clench the 110-97 victory over the Denver team.The online Bleacher Report commented that “when every pundit and NBA genius had written the Spurs off for an aging washed up team the Spurs have answered with a remarkably pristine first half of the season” with Tony Parker having “sparkled as the leading and offensive force a contending team needs.”In the court of popular opinion many athletes struggling through a divorce also struggle in their sport of choice; but in Parker’s case (where he could have easily made any lackluster performance a result of his personal life), he seems to have instead determined that focus needs to be placed on his caliber of play instead of his personal life.Parker recently told People magazine that he’s “taken refuge in basketball,” and it seems he’s a man of his word (at least when it comes to sport). He went on to tell People that “it’s been essential to be successful on the court,” and fans are no doubt thrilled that although he was not successful in marriage, he held to this success as evidenced by his averaging 12.8 points in the team’s previous six games.Our take on all of this? It’s a new year and the divorce is old news so we’ll stay focused on the “refuge in basketball” that seems to be bringing Parker a year of successes
It was released today that San Antonio’s Tiago Splitter has strained his right plantaris muscle. Splitter’s career with the San Antonio Spurs has been rocky to begin with. Originally drafted in 2007, Splitter was chosen by the Spurs as the 28th pick (overall) in the first round. However, the player would go onto resign his contract with Saski Baskonia, and as a result, Splitter wouldn’t join the spurs until the 2010 season.Now the player must undergo a seven, maybe ten, day rehabilitation program. Once the NBA star has completed the program, the decision about when he can return to the team will be made.