L.A. Lakers 93; San Antonio 87

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and again starred down the stretch Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers dispatched the sputtering San Antonio Spurs in five game

Seattle 91; San Antonio 79

SEATTLE, May 2 (UPI) -- Minus big men Tim Duncan and David Robinson, the San Antonio Spurs lost three more players Wednesday night and were no match for the Seattle SuperSonics, who ro

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Williams indicted for manslaughter

Spurs try to close out Sonics

SEATTLE, May 1 (UPI) -- The shorthanded San Antonio Spurs face an uphill struggle without Tim Duncan and David Robinson while the Philadelphia 76ers hope to get even Wednesday in the N

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Mizerock gets interim job with K.C.

Father's death to idle Duncan

SAN ANTONIO, April 30 (UPI) -- Superstar forward Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs will miss Game Four of the team's Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Seattle SuperS

San Antonio 110, Seattle 89

SAN ANTONIO, April 20 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had a triple-double and the San Antonio Spurs outshot the NBA's best-shooting team Saturday as they cruised to a 110-89 victory over the Seattle Supe

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Popovich gets 3-year extension

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Spurs rewarded coach-general manager Gregg Popovich with a three-year contract extension through the 2005-06 season Monday.
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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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