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Kawhi Leonard ‘Night’s Watch’ Illustration

San Antonio Spurs forward and Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard gets an artistic tribute Game of Thrones style by artist Roger Huang from Taipei, Taiwan. In this piece Leonard is The Night’s Watch. “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory...
Via Hooped Up
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Gregg Popovich nearly retired after undergoing heart procedure last season

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich missed two games last November after undergoing a heart procedure. If that sounds serious it's because it is.His close friend and colleague Larry Brown recently told San Antonio Express-News reporter Buck Harvey that the episode was nearly enough to push Popovich into an early retirement:"His hip surgery had gone well, but there was a hiccup...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio has become a free agent destination

Lamarcus Aldridge's decision to sign with the Spurs signified the extension of their title window. But it also signified something else. After 5 championships and an unprecedented extended streak of success that has stretched almost two decades, San Antonio has finally become a free- agent destination of interest.  David West's decision to pass up on guaranteed Pacers money to...
Via Around the Arc
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

More Stephen Jackson Reflection On Time With The Spurs

Former Spur Stephen Jackson already acknowledged that his San Antonio teammates Tim Duncan and Steve Smith were two of his favorites over the course of a 14-year NBA career. Now he’s named the 2003 championship run as one of two “head-shaking moments” during his time in the league (I’ll bet you can guess the first one). […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marjanovic to have medical examination done before playing for Serbian National Team

According to his agent Misko Raznatovic, new San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic will have a medical examination conducted this week in America, to determine if his prior stress fracture injury has fully healed and if he’ll be able to play with the Serbian National team at Eurobasket 2015. Boban Marjanovic je prosle sedmice uspesno prosao […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Was Gregg Popovich close to retiring last year?

Just before LaMarcus Aldridge decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich assured the top prize on the free agent market that he would still be coaching the Spurs for the length of Aldridge’s four-year contract. There was a time last season where Pop probably would have been hesitant to make that guarantee....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spurs to add Ndoye to training camp roster, Leonard to be at Team USA camp

The San Antonio Spurs will add 7-foot center Youssou Ndoye to their training camp roster, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. It is expected that Ndoye will join the Spurs D-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, next season. Ndoye averaged 11.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game during the 2014-15 season at St. […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Jimmer Fredette and Marjanovic Signing Grades

(April 13, 2014 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Fredette Contract: Training camp deal With 14 spots now filled on their roster, the San Antonio Spurs dived once more into the free market to fill the gap. Their selection surprised many as they picked up guard Jimmer Fredette who last played for the New Orleans...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Agree Upon Camp Deal With Youssou Ndoye

The San Antonio Spurs will sign Youssou Ndoye to a training camp deal, according to sources. Ndoye played for the Spurs in the Las Vegas Summer League. He is expected to spend the 2015-16 season with Austin in the D-League.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Race for Seis is on!

    The San Antonio Spurs race for seis (as its called in southern Texas) or race for the sixth championship has officially started. This organization has made all the moves, preparations, and signings necessary to make this team champion once again. Many questions came to mind once the season ended for the San Antonio Spurs in that game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Would...

Watch: San Antonio Spurs PG Tony Parker faces a tiger on French game show

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is having some fun on his down time this summer, which, for the French athlete apparently means facing down a tiger. Appearing on the French game show “Fort Boyard,” Parker was thrust into a smallish courtyard where he drove around in a rusty, bucket of a vehicle that appears to offer scant protection. Fellow contestants dumped water...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich on Becky Hammon: She’s a coach, she’s good at it

Gregg Popovich isn’t the kind of person to pass out praise unless it is truly deserved — even to his own players, coaches and underlings — so the fact that he had nothing but glowing things to say about Becky Hammon speaks volumes. Hammon of course has been the toast of the NBA after coaching...Read More The post Gregg Popovich on Becky Hammon: ‘She’s a coach, and she’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon Continues to Break Barriers With the San Antonio Spurs

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 20: Kyle Anderson #1 of the San Antonio Spurs talks with Coach Becky Hammon during the Las Vegas Summer League Championship on July 20, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images) The sports we love, adore and worship year round would be nothing if it weren’t for trail blazers....
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chinese Fan Creates Boris Diaw Portrait Using 12,000 Push Pins

Some fans will not hold anything back when it comes to showing love for their favorite team or player. Millions of dollars are spent every year on merchandise and even more on attending games. However, for some fans that is not enough. The depth of their fandom is so intense that they have to go above and beyond to show how much they love their favorite.Getting a player's likeness...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Finalizing Contract with Jimmer Fredette

The San Antonio Spurs are going to be one of the NBA’s most serious title contender during the 2015-16 season, and they are still trying to improve their roster. Jimmer Fredette hasn’t been the star scorer that many expected him to be when he was drafted with the 10th overall pick back in 2011, but is still trying to turn things around. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc...
Via Hoops-Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs fan in China creates Boris Diaw portrait with 11,750 pushpins (pic)

In an amazing display of devotion to her beloved San Antonio Spurs, a fan in China created an incredibly detailed and impressive portrait of Boris Diaw with a whole bunch of pushpins … make that an apparent 11,750 pushpins. The original photographs appeared on Chinese social networking site Hupu which Reddit’s r/NBA board picked up...Read More The post Spurs fan in China creates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge: Knicks wanted me to play ‘strictly’ center

The San Antonio Spurs were the frontrunner to sign LaMarcus Aldridge from the start of free agency, and eventually the expected happened. Aldridge still met with other teams, but why did he cancel on the New York Knicks? New York’s horrendous season last year had nothing to do with it. If that was the reason,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Anderson: A Testament To Spurs' Player Development

Where do the Spurs keep finding these guys?Kyle Anderson, the 21-year-old forward out of UCLA, was recently awarded the MVP of the NBA summer league. Anderson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 draft.Congrats to @KyleAnderson5, the 2015 @NBASummerLeague MVP! #SummerSpurs
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Green: 'I think I took what I was worth'

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green signed a four-year, $40 million contract this summer, a deal most believe to be well below his market value. As perhaps the most accomplished 3-and-D player on the market, Green could've made over $20 million more than what he signed for, but took less to stay put in San Antonio. He doesn't see it that way. Green may think he's only worth $40...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs coach Becky Hammon continues to make history

Becky Hammon Back in August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. After her 16th season and last eight playing for the San Antonio Stars, she retired. Hammon was not an ordinary player. She retired with accolades of being named one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All-Time in 2011, ranking 7th in WNBA history in points (with 5,809), fourth in...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs un-retire Bruce Bowen's number for LaMarcus Aldridge

Bruce Bowen retired from the NBA after the 2009 season, but he’s still making sacrifices for his old team six years later. Bowen granted the San Antonio Spurs permission to un-retire his No. 12 jersey so that new free agent acquisition LaMarcus Aldridge could wear it. “You want LaMarcus to feel part of the family,”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven free agents who signed bigger deals than Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan isn’t exactly hurting in the money department. According to Basketball-Reference.com, Duncan has accured nearly $250 million from 18 years of NBA contracts. That presumed financial security allowed the legendary forward to accept a paycut that will benefit his San Antonio Spurs. TNT’s David Aldridge notes the future Hall of Famer will sign a contract worth $5 million for...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner blames iPhone 6 for elbow injury, shooting woes

Matt Bonner might need to take a trip to the Apple Store and give them a piece of his mind. The free agent, who spent the past nine seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, historically has been a good shooter. Last season, however, Bonner saw his field goal and three-point percentages suffer around 4 and 6 percent drops, respectively. Bonner told the Concord Monitor’s Tim O’Sullivan...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili announces he will return next season

The San Antonio Spurs have been having quite the offseason so far. On Monday, it just got a little better. Manu Ginobili took to Twitter Monday afternoon to announce that he will return to the team for the 2015-16 season. The 37-year-old Argentine guard played in 70 contests last season, coming off the bench in all of them. He played 22.7 minutes while averaging 10.5 points, 3.0...
Via Rumors and Rants
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has repeatedly said he’ll follow franchise legend Tim Duncan off the floor. However, now that San Antonio has received a commitment from free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, Popovich might trail a different star off the court. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Pop is intent on coaching the Spurs through the remainder of his contract—for...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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