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

by January 31, 2013

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.”