What a Spurs fan did for summer vacation

With some time off, one of us bounced around the continent. Here’s his account. When I travel, I often wear Spurs gear. A Spurs baseball cap when flying, a Spurs shirt when wandering around. Sometimes both. I have discovered that fellow Spurs fans, or NBA fans in general, often comment. As they say, a great conversation starter, especially because the organization is so...
Via Pounding the Rock
56 minutes ago

Spurs’ Pau Gasol on life without Tim Duncan

San Antonio Spurs basketball is finally here! Well, sort of. This year the Spurs will be without Tim Duncan and Pau Gasol reflects on the future Hall of Famer as training camp begins. Media day took place on Monday prior to the start of training camp which began Tuesday. The unofficial start of the NBA season […] Spurs’ Pau Gasol on life without Tim Duncan - Air Alamo - Air...
Via Air Alamo
4 hours ago

Spurs waive Ryan Richards

The San Antonio Spurs announced Thursday morning the team has waived forward/center Ryan Richards. There was no reason provided why Richards was waived, but he did have a history of not being able to stay with a team for a long duration of time in his professional career, as he’s played basketball in several countries […]
Via Project Spurs
18 hours ago

The Spurs have the NBA’s best lineup of celebrity fans

After a technical-difficulties-inspired hiatus that lasted eight weeks, J.R. Wilco and Seth Warren are back with episode 18 of Superfluous Poppycock It’s been a while. Too long, in fact. But all’s well with the podcast world now that I’ve triumphed over technology and am once again able to record conversations with my buddy, Seth Warren. We have a lot of fun with Tim...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

R.C. Buford acknowledges transition period approaching Spurs

Training camp is in full swing for the San Antonio Spurs and so is life without Tim Duncan. R.C. Buford did not have a summer as years past. He thought it was something he did wrong that led to roster changes and Duncan’s retirement. It definitely is a period in which the Spurs and Buford over […] R.C. Buford acknowledges transition period approaching Spurs - Air Alamo - Air...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

Popovich jokingly says Duncan ‘tough to manage’ in retirement

Gregg Popovich continues to give the newly retired Tim Duncan grief over his still-to-be determined role with the San Antonio Spurs. And this time around, the usually curmudgeonly coach jokingly suggested Duncan is even more difficult now that his playing career is done. Days after suggesting Duncan’s job title with the Spurs might as well be “Coach of Whatever He Wants to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Ryan Richards waived by Spurs

And now the roster stands at 19. Per the official press release: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived forward/center Ryan Richards. But don’t feel too bad for Richards as he now has the opportunity to shop himself to any interested NBA teams. Part of the reason he and his fans were excited about his camp invite is that they knew the Spurs would...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

This is the year for Kawhi Leonard to become a leader

San Antonio Spurs basketball is officially back as training camps kicked off on Tuesday. The Spurs just had their first practice, and Kawhi Leonard said he already feels Tim Duncan’s absence. San Antonio is heading into a season where they will be without one of their main players for the past 19 years in Tim […] This is the year for Kawhi Leonard to become a leader - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
2 days ago

Gregg Popovich offers typically thoughtful response when asked about Colin Kaepernick anthem protests

San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich is known for being a renaissance man, with a wide-ranging perspective and the ability to see all angles on a variety of topics. It was only a matter of time until he gave his thoughts on the Colin Kaepernick anthem protest. During the team’s media day on Monday, Popovich spoke out and said he respects athletes who are choosing to speak...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Life without Tim Duncan begins for the new-look Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it.For the first time since Bill Clinton was in the White House and "Men In Black" was a box office hit, the Spurs will open training camp without Duncan.During the team's annual media day Monday, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich joked that Duncan...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich shares thoughts on national anthem protests

Gregg Popovich can be a man of very few words, particularly when giving in-game interviews. But when it comes to issues of social injustice and inequality, the San Antonio Spurs coach apparently has plenty to say. While meeting with reporters on Monday, Popovich was asked for his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and other athletes protesting the national anthem. “I absolutely understand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: Tim Duncan will choose own role with Spurs

Though he’s retired from playing, Tim Duncan will still be involved with the San Antonio Spurs this season. According to coach Gregg Popovich, Duncan’s role will essentially be whatever he wants it to be. Pop says Duncan will have an official role with Spurs this season: "Coach of Whatever He Wants to Be." — Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) September 26, 2016 Duncan has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker to leave the San Antonio Spurs?

There is a trade rumor that Tony Parker will leave the San Antonio Spurs for Lebron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Tony Parker has retired from international play but has not said he would retire as a Spur. After the Olympic games ended for France, Tony Parker said that he was calling it quits for international play. He officially retired from his national team. He has not said that...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams returns to Spurs as VP of basketball ops

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Monty Williams is the new vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs, returning to the franchise he has already been part of as both a player and a coaching intern. Williams appeared in 154 games with the Spurs between 1996 and 1998. He was a coaching intern with the team in the 2004-05 season, the first step on a path that would lead him...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge is the 20th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: LaMarcus Aldridge has...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs: We will need time to adapt

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker tells fans they will need time to “adapt” and to “come together as a team.” Spurs fans shouldn’t expect a championship in the 2016- 2017 season since it is only the first year many young and new players are on the Spurs. Tony Parker says that the Spurs will need some time to adapt after the retirement of Tim Duncan & loss of Boris...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs expect Duncan to join front office at some point

Tim Duncan’s playing career with the Spurs has come to an end, but that does not mean he is going to become a ghost in San Antonio. According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs anticipate that Duncan will re-join the team at some point in a front office role. Most in the organization think Duncan will eventually join the franchise in a full-time capacity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan’s retirement: ‘I have a hole in my gut’

Gregg Popovich without question is one of the most curmudgeonly coaches in all of sport. But even someone as gruff and cantankerous as the longtime San Antonio Spurs head coach cannot help but continue to feel a little a little sting over something as professionally and personally profound as Tim Duncan’s recent retirement. After all, the two spent nearly two decades working...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker hosts basketball game on top of glacier

Basketball and cold weather? They don’t really go together all that well normally. After all, cold fingers tend to not help one grip a basketball nor catch a pass coming your way. None of that mattered to San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker and Swiss watchmaker Tissot, though. That’s because the two teamed up to host a basketball game atop the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Antonio Spurs bring in Argentinian fire power

The San Antonio Spurs have brought in Nicolas Laprovittola on a training camp deal.  If Laprovittola can compete his way into the roster, Spurs fans will be seeing him in silver and black this season. San Antonio Spurs give Nicolas Laprovittola a chance at training camp The Argentinian guard Nicolas Laprovittola will have a chance to compete in training camp for a spot on the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial adviser who cost Duncan millions indicted for fraud

Professional athletes make a lot of money, which seems great at first glance, but can be a pain to deal with during their careers and long after they retire. Many people would love to have a life like Tom Brady, Mike Trout or LeBron James. All three and many more athletes like them make millions upon millions of dollars playing sports and being spokespersons for companies. While...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol ‘a bit pissed’ about NBA 2K17 rating

San Antonio Spurs forward Pau Gasol isn’t too happy about his rating in NBA 2K17. But only because his brother, Marc, has a higher rating, of course. Pau appeared at the game’s premier in Madrid Wednesday and wasn’t shy about his feelings on the whole ordeal. Raúl Barrigón of HoopsHype.com captured the funny moment: Pau says, smiling, he’s a bit pissed his brother Marc...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs since 1987

In 1987, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA draft lottery and selected a player first overall who would change the shape of the franchise. The team hit big on the lottery once in 1997 and selected an even better player first overall who would go on to be one best in the game. Since 1987, the Spurs have had only 23 first-round draft picks - demonstrating the team's lasting success...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patty Mills Will Be Indispensable For The Spurs This Season

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills is primed to play an important role for his team this upcoming NBA season. The 6'0" scorer will be entering his eighth NBA season and just had an outstanding showing at the Rio Olympics. In fact, Mills averaged 21.2 points per game in the Olympics, which was the second highest in the tournament.
Via The Sports Quotient
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson calls out Tony Parker

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is not one to hold back from controversy. He made a living out of getting into the heads of opposing players on the court. He’s also been an outspoken individual since moving on from the Association. Now, while in the midst of a potential comeback attempt, Jackson decided to take to the public in order to call out former teammate Tony Parker....
Via Sportsnaut
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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