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(ESPN)   Gregg Popovich admits he often says nothing in Timeouts. Guessing he just needs a Snickers   (espn.go.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-06 01:24:29 PM
I would love to see the Bulls and Spurs switch coaches for one night just to see how the players reacted.
 
2014-03-06 01:24:53 PM
Gregg Popovich - trolling the NBA since 1996.
 
2014-03-06 01:30:46 PM
He's setting up his management book.
But I think his brother is ahead

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2014-03-06 01:34:02 PM
With guys like Duncan, Manu and Tony Parker, that isn't that surprising.  Sometimes guys that have been around for that long just need a minute to get together and say "all right, what are we doing wrong?"
 
2014-03-06 01:36:57 PM
They're also going to biatch-slap LeBrony tonight
 
2014-03-06 01:41:05 PM
Honestly is that not the best management style for motivated professionals in any situation? Sports or corporate culture.

Not treating them like children and screaming at them constantly (Jim Harbaugh), not restricting their personalities to facilitate their assimilation into the Borg (Darth Hoodie) and not being buddy buddy best friends with them (Carroll).

Straight up putting the responsibility on them. They're professionals and it's on them to perform, not the coach. He assists, he diagrams, he offers advice...but it's ultimately up to them to do it. You think Spolestra tells LeBron "hey go out and score 60 tonight"? No, he puts the responsibility on him and the team to perform and they either do or don't. Put them in position to be successful and hope for the best.

Of course this style only works on motivated professionals. So not on most of the NBA, not most of the business world, but for his team it's perfect.
 
2014-03-06 01:51:40 PM
Kevin Lomax:

Not treating them like children and screaming at them constantly (Jim Harbaugh), not restricting their personalities to facilitate their assimilation into the Borg (Darth Hoodie) and not being buddy buddy best friends with them (Carroll).


Those are some pretty terrible examples if you're looking for "bad coaches"
 
2014-03-06 02:00:33 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: Kevin Lomax:

Not treating them like children and screaming at them constantly (Jim Harbaugh), not restricting their personalities to facilitate their assimilation into the Borg (Darth Hoodie) and not being buddy buddy best friends with them (Carroll).


Those are some pretty terrible examples if you're looking for "bad coaches"


I wasn't so they aren't. They're examples of coaches with different styles than Pop.

Would you rather play for Harbaugh or Pop? What about Hoodie? Of course everyone wants to play for Carroll, and he's a great coach...now. Not so good the first time around.
 
2014-03-06 02:44:46 PM
Candlesticks always make a nice gift and maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place setting or maybe a silverware pattern.
 
2014-03-06 03:22:59 PM

flak attack: With guys like Duncan, Manu and Tony Parker, that isn't that surprising.


I know. If you're gonna make like you're gonna do something, but not really do it, but make it look like you did do it, who knows that move better than the Kings of Flop?
 
2014-03-06 03:52:24 PM

EyeballKid: flak attack: With guys like Duncan, Manu and Tony Parker, that isn't that surprising.

I know. If you're gonna make like you're gonna do something, but not really do it, but make it look like you did do it, who knows that move better than the Kings of Flop?


Yaaaaaaaawn
 
2014-03-06 03:59:32 PM

Gunny Highway: EyeballKid: flak attack: With guys like Duncan, Manu and Tony Parker, that isn't that surprising.

I know. If you're gonna make like you're gonna do something, but not really do it, but make it look like you did do it, who knows that move better than the Kings of Flop?

Yaaaaaaaawn


OW! I'VE BEEN HIT! REF, YOU SEE THAT?! I GOT KNOCKED DOWN BY THAT RUFFIAN'S BRAZEN ASSAULT!!!! I'M DOWN! I'M HURT! I THINK I NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION!

//jk with you, Gunny. We can agree to disagree. I prefer basketball in my basketball, you prefer soccer in your basketball.
 
2014-03-06 04:07:07 PM

EyeballKid: Gunny Highway: EyeballKid: flak attack: With guys like Duncan, Manu and Tony Parker, that isn't that surprising.

I know. If you're gonna make like you're gonna do something, but not really do it, but make it look like you did do it, who knows that move better than the Kings of Flop?

Yaaaaaaaawn

OW! I'VE BEEN HIT! REF, YOU SEE THAT?! I GOT KNOCKED DOWN BY THAT RUFFIAN'S BRAZEN ASSAULT!!!! I'M DOWN! I'M HURT! I THINK I NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION!

//jk with you, Gunny. We can agree to disagree. I prefer basketball in my basketball, you prefer soccer in your basketball.


I assume you prefer the college game?  Different sports but both are entertaining.  I prefer defense and the ability to consistently convert on the offensive end, you prefer glorified CYO ball.

Wait, where are you watching floppless basketball anyway?
 
2014-03-06 05:30:53 PM
Now your messing with ... Gregg PopoVICH! nowyermessingwithapopovich

/yer welcome, earworm
 
2014-03-06 06:57:52 PM
Rumors were Tim Duncan retires after this year.  That would give me a sad.
 
2014-03-06 07:06:00 PM
"Sometimes in timeouts I'll say, 'I've got nothing for you. What do you want me to do? We just turned it over six times. Everybody's holding the ball. What else do you want me to do here? Figure it out,' " Popovich said, according to the San Antonio Express-News, not long before the Spurs used 14 3-pointers and a season-high 39 assists to dispatch the Cavs. "And I'll get up and walk away. Because it's true. There's nothing else I can do for them. I can give them some bulls---, and act like I'm a coach or something, but it's on them."

That is why you have to love Pop
 
2014-03-06 07:12:31 PM

Rozotorical: "Sometimes in timeouts I'll say, 'I've got nothing for you. What do you want me to do? We just turned it over six times. Everybody's holding the ball. What else do you want me to do here? Figure it out,' " Popovich said, according to the San Antonio Express-News, not long before the Spurs used 14 3-pointers and a season-high 39 assists to dispatch the Cavs. "And I'll get up and walk away. Because it's true. There's nothing else I can do for them. I can give them some bulls---, and act like I'm a coach or something, but it's on them."

That is why you have to love Pop


Yup. Here is a great example of that from the Spurs victory in Miami during the finals...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1oqTs1ry0Q
 
2014-03-06 09:19:52 PM
Pop is one of the all time greats, he may not have as many championships as others but he has done more with less in a small market.  I really respect the guy for how he seems to get the most out of what he has excepting that year he tanked to get Tim Duncan, and hey that worked out well didn't it.
 
2014-03-06 11:31:02 PM

interstellar_tedium: Pop is one of the all time greats, he may not have as many championships as others but he has done more with less in a small market.  I really respect the guy for how he seems to get the most out of what he has excepting that year he tanked to get Tim Duncan, and hey that worked out well didn't it.


It's not taking when you suck because you lost your two best players.
 
2014-03-07 10:51:33 PM

flak attack: interstellar_tedium: Pop is one of the all time greats, he may not have as many championships as others but he has done more with less in a small market.  I really respect the guy for how he seems to get the most out of what he has excepting that year he tanked to get Tim Duncan, and hey that worked out well didn't it.

It's not taking when you suck because you lost your two best players.


I still believe Pop could have made them win a lot more games then they did because he is just that good, but I think he didn't push it because he knew he could be so much better if they lost and got that lottery pick, and I respect the hell out of him for this discision.  He looks not just at a game but over the whole season, and not just at a single season but at the whole future of the team.
 
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