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LOS ANGELES - Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard exchanged some laughs and pleasantries after Leonard's new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, defeated his former coach and the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).If Leonard has any more ...
Nov 1, 2019
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ATLANTA guard Kevin Huerter saw gimmick defenses throughout high school and college. Box-and-ones, triangle-and-twos and variations thereof, they weren't exactly uncommon for opponents to try.In the NBA, they're a rarity.And Huerter says ...
Oct 21, 2019
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MIAMI - Gregg Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China.Popovich, speaking before his San Antonio Spurs faced the Miami Heat in ...
Oct 9, 2019
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SAN Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has no complaints as he heads into training camp following the most tumultuous and painful times of his life.In April 2018, his 67-year-old wife, Erin, died after a long battle with ...
Oct 1, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world.It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better ...
Sep 13, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was originally asked to play for this team turned down the opportunity. ...
Sep 12, 2019
SHANGHAI - The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup.There might not be many more of those.Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday ...
Sep 6, 2019
SHANGHAI - The United States does not have the best team at this World Cup.This is not a new thing.It's just more evident now. The Americans' edge in recent tournaments has been that they always had the best ...
Sep 4, 2019
SHANGHAI - The biggest basketball World Cup is about to begin.Many of the world's top players - and a couple of the world's top national teams - are not in China for the FIBA World Cup, a 32-team extravaganza ...
Aug 31, 2019
SHANGHAI - Even now, US coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man.Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the US Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts ...
Aug 30, 2019
SHANGHAI - After a month of practice and years of planning, the U.S. men's basketball team has arrived at the World Cup.An all-night flight from Sydney to Shanghai that landed early Thursday brought the two-time defending World ...
Aug 29, 2019
CHICAGO - In the July 1877 edition of The New York Times, a horse race reporter wrote that "The programme for today at Monmouth Park indicates a victory for the favorite in each of the four events, but racing is so uncertain that ...
Aug 27, 2019
THE reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ...
Aug 26, 2019
THIS is why USA Basketball went to Melbourne. The Americans wanted trouble.They got some.Thursday's 102-86 win over Australia was everything that U.S. coach Gregg Popovich could have wanted in a World Cup tuneup game for his ...
Aug 23, 2019
JAY Wright immediately accepted a chance to be an assistant coach with USA Basketball for this year's World Cup.And then he checked his calendar.Villanova students are headed back to school this week - while the Villanova men's basketball coach ...
Aug 20, 2019
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The U.S. and Spain are facing off Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), a matchup of the two top-ranked basketball teams in the world and a possible precursor to a medal-round meeting next month at the World ...
Aug 16, 2019
EL SEGUNDO, California - USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich doesn't have many rules for his World Cup team. They're more like suggestions, such as the one about limiting phone usage when the team is having breakfast together.He doesn&# ...
Aug 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Make no mistake, the 17 players left in consideration for the 12 spots on the team that USA Basketball will take to the FIBA World Cup in China desperately want to play for the red, white and blue.They also ...
Aug 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS - The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message.He got right to the point."We look forward to going ...
Aug 10, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a USA Basketball event.They're a whole lot ...
Aug 7, 2019
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