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All over but the qualifying for USA Basketball

USA Basketball’s minicamp is now over, and now the program waits to see if it will qualify for the world championships. If all goes well, they’ll be gathering for a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

USA Basketball: DeMar DeRozan eager to work with Gregg Popovich

USA Basketball’s first minicamp of this Olympic cycle started Thursday in Las Vegas, with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry – longtime teammates in Toronto – wearing the same uniform again. …


USA Basketball picks 9 coaches to assist Gregg Popovich, including Gonzaga’s Mark Few

USA Basketball has picked its lineup of coaches to assist Gregg Popovich at the men’s national team minicamp in Las Vegas this month. Of the nine picks, seven are NBA …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, a ‘real star’

The death of the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has brought an outpouring of support across the NBA. Erin Popovich died at 67 but the team is …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.


Norman Chad: Covering sports isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

I had an epiphany in 1983, watching Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader eating barbecue ribs while wearing nothing but a jockstrap. But I’ll get back to that later. To many …


Gregg Popovich gets NBA-record 1,128th win as Spurs beat Nuggets

Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker helped Gregg Popovich become the winningest coach with a single franchise in league history, scoring 18 points each in a 121-97 victory over the Denver …


Spurs coach Gregg Popovich blasts President Donald Trump

Gregg Popovich would bench President Donald Trump. San Antonio’s longtime coach, who has been highly critical of Trump in the past, went on a lengthy rant about the new president …


A thankful Gregg Popovich bids farewell to ‘irreplaceable’ Tim Duncan

Gregg Popovich spoke for about 15 minutes, sometimes unable to hide his emotions, all the while wearing a T-shirt that had Tim Duncan’s face printed on the front. When the …


Five former Duke players chosen for U.S. Select Team

Five former Duke players headline the USA Men’s Select Team, which will train with the men’s national team before the Olympics, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.


Popovich to coach US Olympic basketball team after Coach K

Gregg Popovich, who has led the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA titles, will replace Mike Krzyzewski as the U.S. basketball coach following the 2016 Olympics.


Gregg Popovich to coach, Gasols to play in NBA’s 1st Africa game

NEW YORK – Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA’s first game in …


Couch Slouch says numbers-crunching gives edge to Gregg Popovich over Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich each recently reached lofty plateaus – Coach K became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to record 1,000 career victories, “Pop” became the ninth …


Coach K vs. Pop: Chad chooses gray guy

Arguably, Mike Krzyzewski is the best college coach of his generation and Gregg Popovich is the best pro coach of his generation. But who is better?


In Brief: Spurs rally past Pacers to give Popovich 1,000th win

NBA: The San Antonio Spurs’ huge fourth-quarter rally helped Gregg Popovich reach the 1,000-win milestone Monday night in Indianapolis. Marco Belinelli’s baseline jumper with 2.1 seconds left capped San Antonio’s …


Popovich supports Hammon’s ambitions

NEW YORK – Gregg Popovich is not the talkative sort. Yet he’s effusive about Becky Hammon, who after her WNBA career ends wants to coach – women or men. Popovich …


Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in …


Popovich offers encouraging words for Sager

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (pictured) says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager’s return. TNT’s Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. …