Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  18 responses

Gregg Popovich: ‘I Keep Waiting for the Hammer to Fall’

Pop continues to explain away the Spurs’ stunning success this season with humor and repeated warnings that their good fortune could turn on a dime. The Star-Ledger reports: “It was 42 days ago, at Madison Square Garden, when Gregg Popovich had his back pressed against a wall by the media horde and declared that the 29-4 pace his San Antonio Spurs had set was not likely to hold up — no way, no how, no chance, and let’s talk a month or two from now. So now Pop’s team is 46-9, which is still obscene, and nobody really knows how high is up. ‘I just assumed it probably wouldn’t last — the record was too good, and a lot of teams were injured, and we’ve been lucky that way, we haven’t had any super (serious) injuries or anything,’ the coach said. ‘But now we’re X games beyond that — maybe close to two-thirds through — and we still have a pretty good record. I keep waiting for the hammer to fall — somebody get injured, and we lose five of seven or something like that. But so far that hasn’t happened.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    um.. first?

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    I really want Tom Thibodeau to win coach of the year…but if the Spurs keep this up, no way anyone deserves it more than Pop.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    can we get Sloan a coach of the year? he’s overdue.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Can we just rename the Coach of the Year award the Jerry Sloan award?

  • Tsenguunb

    Man be careful of what you wish for coach! Damn

  • Drew

    Stop talking about Sloan, I love him as a coach and all, but he’s not overdue for anything, he had a great career that many coaches would be, or are envious of already.

  • Drew

    Tom Thibodeau definitely deserves coach of the year. For a first year head coach he is impressive with what he’s done with the Bulls this season.

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    Please Drew, look at our record, everyone here thought we would be 4/5th in the West. It’s too damn hard for people to show respect to the Spurs. You can hand the MVP trophy to Rose, i dont care but dont put Thibodeau over Pop. This is getting ridiculous.

  • Jalepino Sauce

    POP is takin ova from Phil starting this year !!! :-)

  • greg

    is it rose v lbj for mvp and pop vs thibs or spo if uve have ur brain soaked in south beach sand too long

  • burnt_chicken

    “Of course, I will be swinging that hammer myself should any of my players be dumb enough to allow a five game skid” he added as he smiled. You do not want to see Pop smile.

  • http://http//portlandfan1203.blogspot.com Karley

    Haha i think they going to pull it off the rest of the season.. Spurs are taking care of business.

  • bashmo

    COY candidates: G Pop, Tom Thibodeau, Monty Williams, and maybe Doc Rivers. But the front runner by a mile I have to say is Popovich.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Greg Popavich has never won a COY Award, has he?

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  • Omnixyience

    wait until the playoffs…
    the Hammer will fall on you
    10x harder than you expect.

  • Tyrant56

    ^^ Keep dreaming oh and if you get off kobe’s dick then maybe they could beat the bobcats

  • Flud

    Hammer to fall, great track. Any song that ends with the words ‘fried chicken’ :)