Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 11:15 am  |  8 responses

Gregg Popovich Promises He’s Looking Forward to Coaching the NBA All-Star Game

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will coach the West All-Stars next month, and hilariously, he had to convince the media that it’s something he won’t hate doing. Per the Express-News: “Popovich earned his spot because the Spurs are guaranteed a better record than the Clippers on Sunday, the deadline for determining the coaches for the Feb. 17 showcase at Houston’s Toyota Center. While it is still possible for Oklahoma City to have a better winning percentage than the Spurs, Thunder coach Scott Brooks isn’t allowed, by league rule, from coaching because he led the West at the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando. ‘It will be just like it has been in the past: a heck of an opportunity to enjoy amazing talent,’ Popovich said after his team’s 102-78 victory over the Bobcats. ‘That’s not just a B.S. or trite statement. It’s true. When you’re around those guys, you look around the room and you can’t believe you’re in the same room with them. It’s a huge honor just to be a part of it.’ Popovich also coached the West All-Stars in 2005 and 2011.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    Duncan and parker might play 5 minutes each

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Sounds about right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Get the pocketbook ready Spur’s……But with all the Athletes in this Game I bet that if Timmy doesnt really play the fans won’t get too upset. But the potential of Dwight’s Absence IMO really sinks the West’s ship.

  • i_ball

    it would be so nice if he finds a way to get back at Stern during the game:)

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    LOL i would love to see that

  • danpowers

    i would love to see full court pressure, no easy layups and a couple of flagrant fouls. this all star show case became way too boring

  • The Fury

    He’s going to bench the West starters to piss Stern even more. Do it Gregg. lol

  • Joshua

    Tim Duncan and Tony Parker won’t be traveling to the game, Matt Bonner and Cory Joseph will be playing in their places