Spurs name Becky Hammon assistant coach

Spurs name Becky Hammon assistant coach

The San Antonio Spurs named Becky Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday.

Heat, Spurs tangle in Finals rematch

One of the league's marquee matchups every season takes center stage Thursday, a rematch of the NBA Finals, when the Miami Heat visit the San Antonio Spurs.

Spurs' Tony Parker out indefinitely with variety of ailments

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Injured San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be out of the lineup "for the foreseeable future," Coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday.
Spurs guard Tony Parker out 'for the foreseeable future' with 'a variety of maladies'

Spurs guard Tony Parker out 'for the foreseeable future' with 'a variety of maladies'

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said that point guard Tony Parker will be out "for the foreseeable future" with "a variety of maladies."
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NBA: Portland 109, San Antonio 100

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Wesley Matthews hit three 3-pointers over the game's final 3:46 Friday, breaking open a close battle and giving Portland a 109-100 win over San Antonio.

Philadelphia 76ers name Brett Brown new head coach

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Budenholzer to be Atlanta Hawks coach

ATLANTA, May 28 (UPI) -- San Antonio assistant coach Mike Budenholzer has been hired to be the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, it was announced Tuesday.

NBA: Miami 88, San Antonio 86

SAN ANTONIO, March 31 (UPI) -- Miami's Chris Bosh hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left Sunday, boosting the Heat to an 88-86 win over San Antonio in a Western Conference battle.

NBA: San Antonio 104, Utah 97 (OT)

SAN ANTONIO, March 23 (UPI) -- Tony Parker scored six of his 22 points in the overtime period Friday in helping San Antonio finally pull away for a 104-97 decision over Utah.
Ruff out as Sabres' coach

Ruff out as Sabres' coach

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday they had fired Lindy Ruff, the longest-tenured head coach in the National Hockey League.

NBA: San Antonio 113, Dallas 107

DALLAS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Tony Parker returned from having three stitches taken above his left eye Friday to score 23 points and boost San Antonio past Dallas 113-107.

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Spurs sued over Nov. 29 game at Miami

Spurs sued over Nov. 29 game at Miami

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a former Miami Heat season-ticket holder for sending four players home before their Nov. 29 game at Miami.
LeBron James wins NBA title, Olympic gold, MVP

LeBron James wins NBA title, Olympic gold, MVP

The 2011-12 NBA season started late but finished with the long-anticipated crowing of LeBron James and the Miami Heat as NBA champions.
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Spurs coach 'disappointed' by NBA fine

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich says he is "disappointed" by the NBA's decision to fine the team after he sent four healthy stars home to rest.
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Gregg Popovich
SAP2001050703 - 7 MAY 2001-SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS, USA: San Antonio Head Coach Gregg Popovich has a parting look at one of the officials who ejected him in the 2nd quarter. Popovich objected to Danny Ferry being called for a flagrant foul. jm/ Joe Mitchell UPI.

Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949) is an American basketball coach, and is currently the head coach of the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs. He is often referred to as "Coach Pop" or simply "Pop."

Popovich, whose father was of Serbian and mother of Croatian descent, was born in East Chicago, Indiana, went to High School at Merrillville High School and was graduated in 1970 from the United States Air Force Academy. He played basketball for four seasons at the Academy, and in his senior year was the team captain and the leading scorer. He graduated with his bachelors degree in Soviet Studies, and he underwent Air Force intelligence gathering and processing training. He even considered a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Popovich next served his required five years of active duty in the United States Air Force, during which he toured eastern Europe and the Soviet Union with the U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Team. In 1972, he was selected as the Captain of the Armed Forces Team, which won the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship. This earned him an invitation to the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team trials

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