Latest Gregg Popovich News

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18...

NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else

Oct. 15, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA's 73rd...

Spurs' White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt

Oct. 12, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first game as a starter since replacing Dejounte Murray, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced during Friday's shootaround that the...

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He's got a new contract. He's got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors' video room now. He's leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this...

Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich in the 2019...

Spurs enter new season battling the same uncertainties

Oct. 10, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were eager to turn the page after all the injuries and uncertainty of last season. Instead, the hard luck continues. San Antonio was beset by two knee injuries in the preseason, the most devastating to point guard Dejounte Murray. Coach Gregg Popovich said Murray will likely...

Hornets poised to push tempo under first-year coach Borrego

Oct. 10, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are looking to change their style of play. The Hornets have been working with a 12-second play clock since the summer under first-year coach James Borrego in an effort to dramatically improve their pace of play. Borrego believes he has a team that is athletic...

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

Oct. 9, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach...

NBA coaches box get a little more diverse during offseason

Oct. 9, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

The NBA coaching box is looking far more diverse these days. When the season starts next week, there will be the league's first head coach born and raised outside North America and the first Hispanic-American full-time head coach. And there's a real chance that before long, someone like Becky Hammon could become...