Spurs Rumors & News

  • Bulls hand Spurs first road loss of season

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The San Antonio Spurs had no an answer for why they started 13-0 on the road, and also had no answer for the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center. The Bulls (12-10) led start to finish in a 95-91 victory to end a three-game losing streak, handing the Spurs (18-5)..." December 09

  • Gregg Popovich to Spurs players: 'It's your job' to come ready to play

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol walked down the hall at the United Center, headed straight toward the wrong locker room before his team's 95-91 loss to the Bulls on Thursday night. For Gasol, who played two seasons in Chicago, and the rest of his San Antonio teammates, that's the type of..." December 09

  • Stephen Jackson Says He Was Cut Because He Wouldn’t Go Along With Gregg Popovich’s Weird Requests

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson says the smartest coach he ever met was also the most disrespectful. The former NBA star says San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was “disrespectful” to him when he asked Jackson to say a “trash” Manu Ginobili was better than him. Jackson appeared on ESPN’s “The Dan..." December 08

  • Gregg Popovich: Success in life isn't measured in NBA titles

    Sporting News "Leave it to Gregg Popovich to frame the Spurs' championship hopes into a larger vision of his players' place in society. Some 250 Texas high school students had the chance last month to ask questions of Popovich (oh, and esteemed Harvard professor Cornel West) in a session moderated by The..." December 07

  • Spurs, Warriors Tried To Trade Up In 2011 For Jonas Valanciunas

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs walked away from the 2011 NBA Draft with Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard, but both teams were looking to trade into the top-5 to select Jonas Valanciunas. Valanciunas fell to the Toronto Raptors at No. 5 as he wasn't planning on coming over to the..." December 06

  • Spurs beat Timberwolves, stay perfect on the road

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps the San Antonio Spurs can petition the NBA to play the remainder of their games on the road this season. After all, the Spurs have yet to lose while playing away from home. San Antonio's latest road victory came Tuesday at Target Center as Kawhi Leonard and Co...." December 06

  • Spurs' Tony Parker out with left knee contusion

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker left Monday night's 97-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks with a knee injury that coach Gregg Popovich said could keep him out for an extended period. On Tuesday, the Spurs announced it was a left knee contusion and that Parker wouldn't play Tuesday night..." December 06

  • Leonard, Aldridge help Spurs edge Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Just when it looked like the San Antonio Spurs' road winning streak would come to an end, the Spurs found a way to flip the script. Kawhi Leonard scored 16 of his team-leading points in the fourth quarter to lead the Spurs to a 97-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, improving..." December 05

  • Leonard's clutch bucket lifts Spurs past Washington

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio needed to execute in the final seconds and find the bottom of the net with big shot to beat Washington on Friday and help erase its early-season struggles at home. So, naturally, the Spurs went to Kawhi Leonard, who -- no surprise -- gave them what they had to have...." December 03

  • New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

    Yardbarker "This isn’t a transitional year for the San Antonio Spurs. They’ve moved past the Tim Duncan era, but all of the work needed to make a smooth transition was completed in the years leading up to his retirement. The team brought in Kawhi Leonard via the draft, LaMarcus Aldridge via free agency and..." December 03

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Mills sparks Spurs to win at Dallas

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The San Antonio Spurs never seem to worry about who is not there. It is the guys in uniform who matter. Patty Mills was the latest to step up when called on. The reserve guard scored a season-high 23 points, and the Spurs remained perfect on the road by rallying past the..." December 01

  • In a contract season, Mills giving Spurs something to think about

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs backup point guard Patty Mills is in a contract season, but he insists he isn't giving much thought to whether he will make or lose a fortune. "The feeling isn't any different than any other year," he said. "My mindset is purely focused on this season and where we want to be. Nothing has..." December 01

  • Magic snap 10-game slide to Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Serge Ibaka scored 18 points and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench as the Orlando Magic stunned the San Antonio Spurs 95-83 on Tuesday at AT&T Center, snapping a four-game losing streak. Evan Fournier added 13 points, Aaron Gordon scored 11 and Efrid..." November 30

  • Pau Gasol has been a perfect fit for Spurs

    USA Today "San Antonio Spurs veteran big man Pau Gasol knows one game he might score 21 points and collect nine rebounds. Another game, it could be nine points and eight rebounds. “I have to understand where I am in my career and why I came here,” Gasol said. “I came here to help this team be better, and..." November 29

  • Pau Gasol adjusting to lower-scoring role with Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Forty-six seconds into the Spurs’ 112-100 win in Washington on Saturday, Pau Gasol wheeled on the baseline and threw up a 19-foot, fadeaway prayer with the Wizards’ Marcin Gortat all over him. It went in. Of course it did. Two nights after going 0 of 5 in Boston for only the second..." November 27

  • Spurs extend win streak to nine, stay unbeaten on road

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Teams playing for extended stretches on the road typically are enthusiastic about returning home. It's more than understandable if the San Antonio Spurs don't share that sentiment. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points as the Spurs won their ninth straight game overall and..." November 26

  • Spurs outlast Celtics, keep streaks intact

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Life after Tim Duncan continues to go quite well for the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan, one of the NBA's greatest players, will have his No. 21 retired next month. Meanwhile, the coach and players he left behind and some new faces are doing just fine -- and just kept on rolling with a..." November 25

  • Spurs defeat Hornets to remain perfect on road

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The San Antonio Spurs have played better on the road than at home so far this season, and they were at their very best again on Wednesday night. The Spurs remained unbeaten on the road and won their seventh straight overall with a 119-114 victory over the Charlotte..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Leonard guides Spurs past skidding Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs' recent trend of struggling at home continued Monday, but even an awful performance by San Antonio was not enough to allow for an upset by the short-handed Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points as the Spurs posted their sixth consecutive victory by..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Gregg Popovich rips 'pathetic' Spurs after victory, says Mavs 'deserved to win'

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs beat the shorthanded Dallas Mavericks 96-91 on Monday, but the result didn't please Gregg Popovich. The Spurs coach took no questions after the victory, instead telling reporters that their ethic was "pathetic" and the Mavericks deserved to win. "That was a pathetic..." November 22

  • Parker has Spurs running smoothly

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker walked gingerly out of the visitor’s locker room at the Staples Center after the Spurs’ 116-107 win over the Lakers on Friday night. In tying his season highs for points with 16 and assists with seven against zero turnovers, Parker had a big hand in helping the Spurs win their..." November 20

  • Spurs move ball around in 116-107 win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Almost to a man, the San Antonio Spurs said ball movement has played the biggest factor during their five-game winning streak. "Ball movement, obviously, has been very good," point guard Tony Parker said. "Twenty-five plus assists, that's what we want. That's Spurs..." November 19

  • Spurs assign rookies to Austin

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs do not play until again until Monday, but rookie guards Dejounte Murray and Bryn Forbes will not be resting this weekend. Fresh off the Spurs’ two-game road trip to California, Murray and Forbes traveled to Austin on Saturday for what likely will be short stints in the Development..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Popovich moves into 7th place all time with 1,099 coaching wins

    NBA.com "The black and silver streamers were falling from the rafters, the music was blaring through the loudspeakers and the celebration was just starting to reach full boil when Gregg Popovich walked up to Larry Brown near mid-court at San Antonio’s AT&T center. With the 2005 NBA championship barely..." November 19

  • Lakers' Russell idolized Ginobili growing up

    ESPN "D'Angelo Russell had to say something. After all, his favorite player was right there, standing a few feet away, on the same court -- someone he had studied for years, devouring countless hours of footage, then rewinding and playing it again before trying to mimic it on the court. For years,..." November 18

  • Balanced Spurs sink Sacramento

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- The seasons change. The names, with a few exceptions, don't. The results stay steady. The San Antonio Spurs continue to roll along. "We're connecting with each other better, moving the ball better," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after San Antonio dispatched the..." November 17

  • Gregg Popovich for president. No really

    USA Today "The election is over and we remain as bitterly divided as ever. Well, I have a solution: Gregg Popovich. Hear me out. The San Antonio Spurs coach has been as eloquent as he has been outspoken in his disgust with the election, its results and Donald Trump’s first moves as president-elect...." November 17

  • The Kawhi Leonard Effect

    The Ringer "There are always guard and wing prospects in the NBA draft who are picked even though they have issues with their jump shots. And ever since the Spurs traded George Hill for Kawhi Leonard in 2011 and turned that San Diego State spark plug into a flamethrower, the Kawhi Effect has taken over. A..." November 17

  • Popovich’s views on Trump run counter to Holt donation

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs chairwoman Julianna Hawn Holt was one of South Texas’ biggest donors to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, but she apparently has not asked Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to stop criticizing the president-elect. Asked if the Holt family has given him the freedom to say what he wants..." November 17

  • Spurs to retire Tim Duncan's jersey in postgame ceremony on Dec. 18

    CBS Sports "Next month, San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan's No. 21 jersey will take its rightful place in the rafters of the AT&T Center. The Spurs announced on Wednesday that they will retire his number after their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, Dec. 18: The San Antonio Spurs today..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Spurs match Heat's aggressiveness in 94-90 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Things tend to get testy when the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat square off, and the team that adapts best to the way the game is going to be called and takes advantage of the opportunities that physical play can provide is the one that comes out on top. Such was the case..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Gasol, Spurs fend off Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Pau Gasol just seems to have the knack for making the plays to beat the Detroit Pistons, no matter what uniform he wearing and which team he's playing for. Gasol broke out of a mini-scoring slump when he hit for a season-high 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting as the San Antonio..." November 12

  • Leonard, Ginobili carry Spurs past Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With point guard Tony Parker back in the starting lineup for a second consecutive game providing the Spurs the experience and stability they lacked during his three-game injury hiatus, it stood to reason that San Antonio would showcase the precision it failed to muster consistently..." November 12

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich lets his voice be heard about Donald Trump's election

    Deadspin "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who has long given well-thought-out responses to a host of social and political issues, spent six minutes of his press conference before tonight’s game against the Pistons harshly criticizing President-elect Donald Trump, and the fact that people voted for him after the..." November 12

  • Spurs' Tony Parker: Will play Friday

    CBS Sports "Parker (knee) will play in Friday's game against the Pistons, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Parker sat out the last three games due to soreness in his knee, but he is ready to get back on the court Friday night." November 11

  • Harden's triple-double lifts Rockets past Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- For the second consecutive game, it was defense down the stretch that proved the difference for the Houston Rockets. A triple-double from James Harden did not hurt either. Harden had his first triple-double of the season with 24 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds and the..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Gregg Popovich owns reporter who asked him about the election

    Fox Sports "San Antonio's Gregg Popovich is arguably the scariest interview in the league for NBA reporters, and on the eve of the presidential election, the coaching legend expertly trolled Spurs beat reporter Jeff McDonald (who seemed to truly enjoy being ribbed by Popovich). Popovich calls out McDonald for..." November 08

  • Gregg Popovich says Tony Parker could return to lineup Wednesday

    NBA.com "Tony Parker is a day away from returning and Danny Green might not be far behind him. Parker, according to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday, per ESPN.com and San Antonio veteran reporter Mike Monroe. Parker (right knee soreness) has not..." November 07

  • Knee injury to sideline Spurs’ Parker for a week, Popovich says

    San Antonio Express-News "Point guard Tony Parker will be “out for a week or so” with the sore right knee that will force him to miss Friday night’s game against the Jazz, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after shootaround Friday morning. Parker, who also sat out the team’s home opener against New Orleans on Oct. 29, did..." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

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