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Spurs fined $250,000 for resting players

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 Friday for resting four of their players at the end of a six-game road trip.

NBA: Miami 105, San Antonio 100

MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Ray Allen delivered the decisive blow in Miami's 105-100 win over San Antonio Thursday, a game that touched off a war between the Spurs and the NBA.
Duncan signs extension with Spurs

Duncan signs extension with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO, July 11 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan signed a contract extension with the NBA team Wednesday.

NBA: Oklahoma City 102, San Antonio 82

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 31 (UPI) -- A 22-point effort by Kevin Durant and a strong defensive show Thursday sent Oklahoma City to a 102-82 victory that ended San Antonio's 20-game winning streak.
Spurs' Popovich is NBA Coach of the Year

Spurs' Popovich is NBA Coach of the Year

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Gregg Popovich, whose San Antonio Spurs tied the Chicago Bulls for the best record in the NBA this season, has been voted the NBA Coach of the Year.

NBA: San Antonio 107, Golden State 101

OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Patty Mills produced a career-best point total for the second straight game Thursday in pushing the San Antonio Spurs to a 107-101 win over Golden State.

NBA: San Antonio 110, Phoenix 106

PHOENIX, April 26 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Patty Mills with 6 seconds remaining Wednesday clinched the San Antonio Spurs' 110-106 victory over Phoenix.

NBA: San Antonio 127, Sacramento 102

SACRAMENTO, April 19 (UPI) -- Bench players Tiago Splitter and Gary Neal both had 17 points Wednesday and helped San Antonio pull away in the fourth quarter to defeat Sacramento 127-102.

NBA: Utah 91, San Antonio 84

SALT LAKE CITY, April 10 (UPI) -- Devin Harris pumped in 25 points for Utah Monday and the Jazz broke San Antonio's 11-game winning streak with a 91-84 decision over the Spurs.
Popovich named NBA West all-stars' coach

Popovich named NBA West all-stars' coach

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was named coach of the Western Conference all-star team, the NBA announced Tuesday.
Rivers, Popovich receive NBA weekly honors

Rivers, Popovich receive NBA weekly honors

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The NBA gave a tip of the hat to Boston's Doc Rivers and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich Wednesday for their coaching prowess.
Spurs' Ginobili gets contract extension

Spurs' Ginobili gets contract extension

SAN ANTONIO, April 9 (UPI) -- Guard Manu Ginobili, who has averaged 15 points a game in eight years with the San Antonio Spurs, has been given a multiyear contract extension, the team said.

NBA: San Antonio 100, Indiana 99

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A dunk by Tim Duncan with 4.6 seconds to play gave the San Antonio Spurs a 100-99 win over the visiting Indiana Pacers Saturday.

NBA: Phoenix 103, San Antonio 98

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Leandro Barbosa with three seconds left Wednesday gave Coach Terry Porter a win in his Phoenix debut -- a 103-98 victory over San Antonio.

NBA: San Antonio 108, Indiana 97

SAN ANTONIO, March 6 (UPI) -- Manu Ginobili made 10 of 13 shots from the field and scored 28 points Thursday, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 108-97 victory over Indiana.
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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.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gregg Popovich."
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