Spurs coach Popovich suspended one game

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was suspended one game by the NBA Tuesday for making contact with an official in Monday's loss to Memphis.

Spurs sign Puerto Rican

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday the team had signed Puerto Rican Elias Ayuso to a one-year contract.

Duncan carries Spurs to second NBA title

SAN ANTONIO, June 16 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Spurs captured the NBA championship with an 88-77 victory over the New Jersey Nets in game six.

Spurs, Nets clash Friday night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 13 (UPI) -- Continental Airlines in East Rutherford, N.J., will be the site of Game Five of the NBA Finals Friday night.

Dallas 103; San Antonio 91

SAN ANTONIO, May 28 (UPI) -- Led by an inspirational effort by Michael Finley, Dallas stayed alive in the NBA playoffs Tuesday night with a shocking 103-91 win over San Antonio.

Spurs try to get even with Mavericks

SAN ANTONIO, May 21 (UPI) -- San Antonio and Dallas meet Wednesday night in Game Two of the Western Conference finals.

Dallas 113; San Antonio 110

SAN ANTONIO, May 20 (UPI) -- A huge effort at the free throw line Monday night helped Dallas slip past San Antonio, 113-110, in Game One of the Western Conference championship series.

San Antonio 110, LA Lakers 82

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan collected 37 points and 16 rebounds Thursday night, powering the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-82 win over Los Angeles that ended the Lakers' three-year

LA Lakers 99, San Antonio 95

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Missing their head coach and with their three-year string of success in danger of being halted, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers respond

San Antonio 114, LA Lakers 95

SAN ANTONIO, May 7 (UPI) -- Bruce Bowen scored a career-high 27 points Wednesday night as San Antonio crushed the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-95.

Duncan repeats as NBA Most Valuable Player

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player Sunday, making him the first back-to-back winner of the award in 11 years.

Report: Duncan to be named MVP

SAN ANTONIO, May 3 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Express-News reported Saturday that Tim Duncan had won the balloting for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, which would make him the first ba

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Popovich named top NBA coach

SAN ANTONIO, April 28 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Spurs have their first-ever NBA Coach of the Year.
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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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