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Spurs, Hornets Games Postponed After Four Spurs Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Feb 16, 2021 12:18 PM

Four San Antonio Spurs players have tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced on Tuesday.

The league have also postponed the Spurs' next three games, in addition to two Hornets' games due to contact tracing.

The Spurs have been in quarantine in Charlotte since Sunday.

29 games have now been postponed on the season.

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Tuesday Game Between Spurs And Pistons Postponed Due To Health And Safety Protocols

Feb 15, 2021 2:10 PM

Tuesday night's game between the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons was postponed due to Health and Safety Protocols.

The league returned a positive test within the Spurs, and is currently doing further contact tracing.

The game marks the 25th postponement of this season. 

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Spurs In Discussions On Selling Minority Stake To Private Equity Firm

Feb 5, 2021 1:06 PM

The San Antonio Spurs are in discussions with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners on the sale of a minority stake in the team.

It was first reported in June that the Spurs were looking to sell a minority stake in the franchise. 

The Spurs are in the top half of NBA team values, worth $2.05 billion.

The Holt family is not selling any portion of their stake in the team as the seller is one of the Spurs' existing minority owners.

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Gregg Popovich Receives COVID-19 Vaccine In PSA

Jan 28, 2021 1:17 PM

Gregg Popovich has received the COVID-19 vaccine, going public with that announcement Thursday to encourage others to receive the shot when they have the opportunity.

Popovich released the news on his 72nd birthday and made the announcement through the NBA in the form of a video.

"Sciencewise, it's a no-brainer. It's the right thing to do so we can all get on track again,'' Popovich said in the video.

The video also shows Popovich receiving the vaccine. "I didn't feel it,'' he told the health care worker who gave him the shot.

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Spurs-Pelicans Becomes 22nd Game Postponed This Season

Jan 26, 2021 1:07 AM

The Monday night game between the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans was postponed due to contact tracing.

The game, called off less than two hours before its start time, is the 22nd game postponed this season.

The game was postponed due to a potential COVID-19 exposure to a non-team member who was part of both teams' traveling parties. 

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Derrick White Fractures Left Toe, No Timetable For Return

Jan 5, 2021 1:14 AM

Derrick White suffered a fracture in his left second toe and is out indefinitely.

White had offseason surgery on the same toe, though the team announced that the latest is a new injury.

White, who made his season debut on Friday against the Lakers, suffered the injury in the second quarter. 

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Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman To Serve As Coach In Regular-Season Game

Dec 31, 2020 1:13 AM

Becky Hammon became the first woman to serve as a head coach during an NBA regular-season game during the San Antonio Spurs' 121-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 43-year-old Hammon filled in at head coach after Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter.

"Obviously, it's a big deal, it's a substantial moment. I've been a part of this organization. I got traded here in 2007, so I've been in San Antonio and part of the Spurs and sports organization with the Stars and everything for 13 years.

"So, I have a lot of time invested, and they have a lot of time invested in me in building me and getting me better," said Hammon after the game.

Popovich was complimentary of Hammon before Wednesday's game.

"When I got to know her and she was in our coaches meetings before she was hired, while she was hurt after the season, we found out about her knack for the game, her innate understanding of what wins, what loses, what has to be there to make a program. So, she's got all of the tools necessary to be a heck of a coach in our league."

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Derrick White, Spurs Agree To Four-Year, $73M Extension

Dec 21, 2020 6:07 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and Derrick White have agreed to a four-year, $73 million contract extension.

White was the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft out of Colorado.

White averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 24.7 minutes per game last season.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

Dec 21, 2020 12:29 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Thunder (3:12), Kings (9:53), Timberwolves (16:43), Spurs (25:44), Grizzlies (32:48), Pelicans (38:36), Rockets (43:43), Suns (51:17), Warriors (57:16), Trail Blazers (1:11:11), Jazz (1:19:53), Mavericks (1:27:25), Nuggets (1:32:47), Clippers (1:45:05) and Lakers (1:54:52).

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Spurs Hire Danny Ferry, Samson Kayode, Hao Meng To Front Office

Dec 18, 2020 1:18 PM

The San Antonio Spurs will hire Danny Ferry for a consulting role. San Antonio will also hire Samson Kayode in a player personnel role and Hao Meng as Director of Strategic Analysis and Basketball Insight.

Ferry began his basketball executive career with the Spurs. Ferry was most recently with the New Orleans Pelicans and previously ran the front offices of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks.

Kayode spent the last four years as Assistant Director for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, where he assisted in all facets but primarily focused on developing the Men’s Junior National Team program. Prior to joining USA Basketball, he spent two seasons from 2014-16 as the Video Coordinator for the Detroit Pistons after serving as a video intern for the Golden State Warriors from 2012-14.

Meng joins the Spurs after spending the last seven-plus years at the NBA league office, most recently as Associate Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Analytics. He started with the NBA as a Manager of Team Finance in 2013 before being named Associate Director of Basketball Strategy in 2016. Prior to joining the league office, Meng worked as an investment banking financial analyst at Goldman Sachs for two years after graduating from Harvard in 2011.

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Keita Bates-Diop Agrees To Two-Way With Spurs

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Quinndary Weatherspoon Signs Two-Way Contract With Spurs

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Cam Reynolds Agrees To Non-Guaranteed One-Year Deal With Spurs

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Jakob Poeltl Agrees To Three-Year, $27M Deal With Spurs

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Drew Eubanks Agrees To Three-Year $5.29M Deal With Spurs

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DeMar DeRozan Exercises $27.7M Player Option With Spurs

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Lakers Considering Trade For DeMar DeRozan

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Bucks, 76ers Interested In Trade For Patty Mills

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Tim Duncan Won't Return As Assistant Coach With Spurs

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Landry Fields Hired By Hawks As Assistant GM

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Facundo Campazzo Could Leave Real Madrid To Sign With Wolves

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Spurs Remain 'Under The Assumption' Gregg Popovich Will Remain As Head Coach

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Spurs Could Revisit LaMarcus Aldridge Trade Talks In Offseason

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Gregg Popovich Reportedly Linked To Nets' Head Coaching Vacancy

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Derrick White Undergoes Surgery On Toe

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Gregg Popovich: Why Wouldn't I Coach Next Season?

Marc Stein/New York Times

Detailed Play-In Game Scenarios For Blazers, Grizzlies, Suns, Spurs

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DeMar DeRozan Defends Gregg Popovich, Becky Hammon For Standing For Anthem

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DeMar DeRozan Hasn't Thought About $27.7M Player Option For 20-21

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Trey Lyles Out For Rest Of Season After Undergoing Appendectomy

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