Archive for Gregg Popovich

PTRW #704 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on July 7, 2014 by hoopscoach

On Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker:

“They care about the group more than they care about themselves.”

PTRW #665 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on May 28, 2014 by hoopscoach

Following a loss in Game 4 of the western conference finals.

“We’ve got to play smarter against such great athletes … small margin of error, and you’d better be smart the way you play. And I think we have to play harder. I think they’re playing more physically than we are. They’re still getting more 50-50 balls and playing with more determination than we did.”

PTRW #663 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on May 26, 2014 by hoopscoach

Relationships with people are what it’s all about. You have to make players realize you care about them. And they have to care about each other and be interested in each other. Then they start to feel a responsibility toward each other. Then they want to do it for each other.”

PTRW #661 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on May 25, 2014 by hoopscoach

“We win or lose as a group.”

PTRW #645 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on May 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

On the Western Conference finals:

It’s the conference finals and players step up and play well and that’s basically what it’s about. Everybody’s going to have energy and passion and those sort of things. But execution over those 48 minutes is what it’s all about, to make sure you don’t have too many dry possessions offensively, to make sure defensively everyone is on track and communicating.” 

PTRW #637 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on May 13, 2014 by hoopscoach

Following the Spurs loss to Portland in game 4: 

“I don’t think we had the energy, the focus. We didn’t accomplish our defensive tasks the way we had in the first three games. Both mentally and physically, we played at a lower level than we have.”

PTRW #576 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on April 11, 2014 by hoopscoach

“There are a lot of good shots, but if you can turn that into a great shot, percentages go through the roof. Contested shots are really bad shots. People’s percentage goes down almost by 20, almost without exception. All those things in an offense are things a coach is always trying to develop. It takes time to get everybody to the point where they all buy in and understand how it’s good for the group to do things.”

PTRW #571 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on April 9, 2014 by hoopscoach

After a recent loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves:

“The Timberwolves played great. … They basically forced us to lay an egg. We were awful. And a lot of if was because of their aggressiveness. They played great D. They have great pace on offense. And they beat us in every facet of the game.”

PTRW #463 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich, Patty Mills with tags , on February 23, 2014 by hoopscoach

On Patty Mills:

“His motor is always going. He doesn’t need me to do anything to get him going. He’s a competitor. He’s not impressed with the NBA. He just comes and plays.”

PTRW #431 GREGG POPOVICH

Posted in Basketball, Gregg Popovich with tags on February 7, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I know we didn’t look pretty. I’m more interested in results than how we look.

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