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Becky Hammon To Interview For Florida Women's Job

Mar 21, 2017 1:24 PM

Becky Hammon is one of three finalists for the University of Florida women's basketball head coaching position.

Hammon was hired by the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach in 2014.

Hammon was a six-time WNBA All-Star and played collegiately at Colorado State.

Florida fired Amanda Butler after 10 seasons.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Resume All Basketball-Related Activities

Mar 15, 2017 12:02 PM

The San Antonio Spurs announced LaMarcus Aldridge has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities.

After Aldridge had an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia in Oklahoma City on March 9, the Spurs medical staff led a process that included multiple tests and examinations as well as consultation with numerous experts in the field.  

"We are thankful that LaMarcus will be able to rejoin the team," said Spurs General Manager RC Buford. "All of us have been impressed with the professionalism and grace he has shown in dealing with this difficult situation." 

Aldridge is available to play in Wednesday's Spurs-Blazers game with no restrictions.

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Monty Williams Uninterested In Illinois Job, Expected To Be NBA Candidate

Mar 11, 2017 5:11 PM

Monty Williams has rejected an offer to become head coach of Illinois.

Williams was let go as head coach by the New Orleans Pelicans after the 14-15 season. Williams spent last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder until his wife, Ingrid, was killed in a car accident in February.

Williams is working in the San Antonio Spurs' front office this season and is expected to be one of the NBA's top coaching candidates this offseason.

Illinois fired John Groce after five seasons.

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Kawhi Leonard In Concussion Protocol

Mar 11, 2017 4:38 PM

Kawhi Leonard has entered the league's concussion protocol and will not play in Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

Leonard suffered an apparent head injury on Thursday night, late in the third quarter of the Spurs' 102-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"He got hit in the mouth or the cheek or the head or something. I'm not sure which. So the trainer thought he should sit," Popovich said.

The Spurs originally anticipated that Leonard would not go into the NBA's concussion protocol but changed course after performing additional evaluations.

Leonard's injury came during a contest that a few Spurs described as "chippy" due to the physicality between the teams throughout.

 

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LaMarcus Aldridge Out Indefinitely With Minor Heart Arrhythmia

Mar 11, 2017 12:16 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia.

All parties have concluded that at the current time it is best for Aldridge to refrain from play until further tests and examinations are completed.

The Spurs will provide updates as appropriate.

Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in 2007.

Aldridge is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game this season for the Spurs.

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Erik Spoelstra, Gregg Popovich Named NBA Coaches Of The Month

Mar 2, 2017 11:14 AM

The Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February. 

Spoelstra led the Heat to an 8-3 record, the second-best mark in the Eastern Conference, as Miami played only four games at home (3-1) and seven on the road (5-2).  Miami won its first five games in February to extend its winning streak to 13, the longest in the NBA this season and the third-longest in franchise history.  The Heat also won three of its final four games of the month, with each victory coming against a team currently in position to make the playoffs (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers).  For the month, Miami ranked third in the East in scoring (110.3 ppg) and second in points allowed (101.6 ppg).

Popovich guided the Spurs to a Western Conference-best 8-2 record in February, going 6-2 on the road and 2-0 at home.  San Antonio closed the month with four consecutive victories, all on the road.  When the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 121-97 on Feb. 4, Popovich recorded his 1,128th victory as San Antonio head coach and passed former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan for the most wins with one franchise in NBA history.  With a 110-106 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 13, the Spurs set an NBA record by clinching their 20th straight winning season.

Other nominees for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month were Boston’s Brad Stevens, Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue, Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy, Golden State’s Steve Kerr, Houston’s Mike D’Antoni, Memphis’ David Fizdale, Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan, Utah’s Quin Snyder and Washington’s Scott Brooks.

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Andrew Bogut Agrees To Sign With Cavaliers

Feb 28, 2017 7:49 PM

Andrew Bogut has committed to signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bogut and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed upon a buyout following his trade.

Bogut also considered the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics.

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Andrew Bogut Agrees To Buyout, Set To Decide Between Cavs, Rockets, Spurs, Celtics

Feb 27, 2017 6:03 PM

Andrew Bogut has agreed upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut has narrowed his next team down to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. Bogut will have conversations over the next 24 hours with those teams before making his decision.

In 26 games for Dallas, Bogut averaged three points and 8.3 rebounds. 

Bogut spent five seasons with the Warriors before joining the Mavericks.

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Gregg Popovich: Big Teams In Big Cities Important For NBA

Feb 27, 2017 3:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the NBA's most consistent franchises over the past two decades.

“Better than chaos and conflict,” Popovich said of his relationship with R.C. Buford.

Popovich talked about the Los Angeles Lakers' new direction with Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations.

“Magic’s always been somewhat an idol in the sense of what he accomplished and what he’s done not just on the court but what he’s done after the court business-wise,” Popovich said. “Hopefully that will transfer. Hopefully he’ll be very successful. I’m one of those people that believe that having big teams in big cities is important for the league. Sure, we all want to win. But the bigger picture is big cities in big teams is good for everybody.”

Popovich also said how the Spurs' ownership has helped tremendously with their success.

 

“Ownership has allowed us to run the program and keep them informed as they should,” Popovich said. “If that piece of the puzzle is in the place, it becomes synergy between management, coaches and players. At that point, it becomes people. Hopefully people have gotten over themselves and are comfortable in their own skins. They know how maturely and objectively agree and disagree. That’s totally dependent on people.”

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Cavs, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics, Jazz Interested In Andrew Bogut

Feb 26, 2017 1:56 AM

Andrew Bogut is engaged in buyout talks with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team.

Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston and Utah have had discussions with Bogut’s representatives over the last 24 hours.

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Spurs Tried To Trade For Stanley Johnson With Low Offer
Detroit were split in their draft room between Stanley Johnson and Devin Booker in 2015.

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Joel Anthony Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Spurs
Joel Anthony has appeared in three games with the Spurs, averaging 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.3 minutes.

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Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid Named Players Of The Week
Kawhi Leonard averaged 36.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.33 steals in 40.2 minutes.

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Spurs Sign Joel Anthony To 10-Day Contract
The Spurs need depth at center with Pau Gasol out with a broken hand.

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Pau Gasol Out Indefinitely With Broken Left Hand
Pau Gasol collided with Kyle Anderson and walked off the court grimacing and flexing his left hand.

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Bryn Forbes Assigned By Spurs To D-League
In five appearances with Austin, Bryn Forbes is averaging 20.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 34.5 minutes.

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Spurs Waive Nico Laprovittola
Nico Laprovittola saw action in 18 games for the Spurs, averaging 3.3 points and 1.6 assists in 9.7 minutes.

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Kawhi Leonard Still Figuring Out Nuances Of Being Go-To Scorer
Kawhi Leonard has scored 30 or more points on six different occasions so far this season compared to just four 30-point games over the first five seasons of his career.

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Tony Parker Could Miss Extended Time With Knee Injury
Tony Parker is averaging 9.7 points and 4.3 assists in his 16th season.

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Spurs, Warriors Tried To Trade Up In 2011 For Jonas Valanciunas
The Warriors and Spurs walked away from the 2011 NBA Draft with Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard.

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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard 'Getting Paid To Do Both' Offense, Defense
Despite the increase in his role on offense, Kawhi Leonard remains one of the NBA's best defensive players.

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Spurs To Retire Tim Duncan's Jersey On Dec. 18th
Tim Duncan will become the eighth Spurs player in franchise history to have his number raised to the rafters.

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Spurs Assign Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray
Davis Bertans has appeared in seven games with San Antonio, averaging 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes.

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Tony Parker Out One Week With Sore Right Knee
Tony Parker is averaging a sub-par 5.5 points and 4.0 assists per game after posting averages of 11.9 points and 5.3 assists over 72 games last season.

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Spurs Assign Dejounte Murray To D-League
Dejounte Murray was the Spurs' first round pick out of Washington.

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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi/Hill Trade 'Good For Both Teams'
The Pacers traded George Hill to the Jazz this offseason after he helped them reach two Eastern Conference Finals.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Insists He's Happy With Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge chose to sign with the Spurs just one summer ago.

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Kawhi Leonard Still Preferring Championship Over MVP
Kawhi Leonard was asked whether he is shooting for an MVP this season as he continues to take on a bigger role with the Spurs.

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Ryan Arcidiacono To Join Austin Spurs
In addition to Ryan Arcidiacono, the Spurs are hopeful Patricio Garino and Livio Jean-Charles will also join the team.

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Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Now 'More Confident, More Aggressive, More Hungry To Score'
Kawhi Leonard has become a much better player on offense over the past few seasons.

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