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Is there any coach in the NBA whose reaction to a coaching honor you can better anticipate than our own Gregg Charles Popovich? Pop on winning Coach of the Month: "I think you should at least get a car. If you don't get a car, I don't give a damn." — Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) January 4, 2016 Did he brush it off as just another one of the sixteen that…

Season 49, Game 37 San Antonio 123, Utah 98 31-6, 2nd in the West Two nights after beating the Milwaukee Bucks 123-98, the Spurs returned home and beat the Utah Jazz… 123-98. How’s that for consistency? In the Bucks game, though, the Spurs had 7 players score in double digits, while in the Jazz game, they had 8. Big differences. It’s getting difficult to write about this team. Another 20+ point…

Season 49, Game 36 San Antonio 123, Milwaukee 98 30-6, 2nd in the West The Spurs, without Tony Parker in the lineup, shook off another defensively lackadaisical first quarter to put the clamps on the Bucks and win the road matchup by 25 points. After giving up 30 points in the first quarter, San Antonio held the young Milwaukee team to only 19 in the second while taking an 11-point…

Photo: Sports Illustrated Eight.                     Zero.                     Two. That’s how many points three future Hall of Famers scored in a professional basketball game. They only scored 10 points! You would think a team with three future Hall of Famers scoring 10 total points would mean a loss for sure. Usually when that…

Season 49, Game 35 San Antonio 121, Houston 103 29-6, 2nd in the West Watching last night’s beatdown of the Houston Rockets felt good, didn’t it? A little bit of payback for the Christmas Day debacle. It also represented, perhaps, a turning point for the season and perhaps for the franchise. More on this in a minute. The turning point in last night’s game came in the last three minutes…

With the holiday season in full swing, the smells of treats and tamales fill the San Antonio air. As I write this, I’m enjoying my sister’s peanut butter cookies – don’t judge me. No matter where you live, there is holiday weight gain to be reckoned with, from all the delicious goodies that are so hard to say no to. Except if you are a San Antonio Spur. Learning to…

I’ve been a basketball fan – a Spurs fan – since I was about 5 years old. I remember how it started, it was the beginning of first grade in Seguin, TX, and I had just won some sort of competition in P.E. class. (Sadly, however, this did not propel me toward a future as a professional athlete.) My prize was a poster pack featuring some players on the Spurs…

Season 49, Game 34 San Antonio 112, Phoenix 79 28-6, 2nd in the West What a difference a year makes. Last December was the worst month in the Popovich-Duncan era. For the first time, the team finished a month with a record below .500. (That, in itself, is crazy. The entire time these two have been together, they’ve only lost more games than they’ve won in a month once. Think…

Season 49, Game 33 San Antonio 101, Minnesota 95 27-6, 2nd in the West For a night, Boban Marjanovic was our only hope. The best part of this young season for me hasn’t been watching Kawhi ascend, or Aldridge acclimate, or pinching myself every day knowing that our 10th man is David West. All of those things are amazing, but they are a set-up for the long game: April, May,…

Season 49, Game 31 San Antonio 101, Denver 86 26-6, 2nd in the West This morning I woke up in a terrible state, panicked that the last 40 years had only been a dream. For all this time, I had not been a Spurs fan, but a fan of the Denver Nuggets. Some great athletes played in Denver. Players like Alex English, Dan Issel, Carmelo Anthony, David Thompson, Dikembe Mutombo,…