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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  13 responses

Gregg Popovich to Coach West All-Stars

Last night’s Spurs victory ensured Pop his second nod at coaching the West in the All-Star Game: “San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, to be played on Sunday, Feb. 20, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. With San Antonio’s 113-102 win over the Golden State Warriors Monday, the Spurs (38-7, .844) have clinched the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 6. This season, Popovich has guided the Spurs to the league’s best record, earning consecutive Western Conference Coach of the Month honors for games played in October/November and December. The Spurs have enjoyed double-digit winning streaks of 12 and 10 games this season. In his 15th season as head coach, Popovich has led the Spurs to four NBA titles (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007) and is one of only five coaches in NBA history to have guided his teams to at least four championships. Popovich entered the season with a career mark of 736-362 and a winning percentage of .670, which ranked fourth in NBA history. His playoff career winning percentage of .618 (102-63) is the eighth best in NBA annals, while his 106 playoff wins are the third most in league history.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    best coach in the league in my humble opinion.

  • First & Foremost

    I’d give Jerry Sloan the best coach in the league title. However, Popovich is very close.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    I couldn’t chose between the two^^
    Good for Pops

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    How many times in history has the coach of an ASG not had one of his own players starting?

  • http://www.b-ballistics.com Darksaber

    Oh boy, by the 3rd botched alleyoop pass, Pop’s gonna interrupt the game so he can make his players do a gazillion suicides. That’s gonna be one looong commercial break.

  • Mike Mihalow

    Sloan’s won how many championships? That’s why I’d say Pop’s the best.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    There’s this cat in LA. He goes by the name of Phil, give him 11 rings and he might respond.

  • Omnixyience

    what Nicolas said..

  • AL29

    He should win coach of the year this year, although the team may start dropping games near the end to rest their veterans.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Manu will play just long enough to get in a nice crossover behind the back through the legs reverse spinning layup, then sit the whole game.

  • Donn

    Gregg Popovich’s will play Kobe, Pau and Lamar (hopefully) forty minutes each.

  • http://bassbesteck.blogspot.com bassbesteck

    Yeah. Popps is great. But still as nicolas said: there’s this guy in LA.. He’s got more rings than fingers (don’t wanna know where he wears the eleventh one)… Still pops is more than worthy coaching this year…

  • joe

    If i were Pop i would sit all the laker players and play the rest of players and call it team basketball and not the hollywood fakers. my bad i meant to say lakers!

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