It’s too much for our little heart. In the night from Friday to Saturday – a most innocent night after all – 26 years of history came back in our face. The Spurs won, but that at the limit who cares. Gregg Popovich’s Spurs won. Four days after he equaled Don Nelson, the most legendary Velleda took his 1,336th regular season win. All alone. On top of.
The homemade box score – if anyone cares – is HERE!
It’s hard to find the words. Don’t abuse superlatives, stay measured, avoid unnecessarily winnowing Doc Rivers in an article about Gregg Popovich. How do you ? How to approach a subject that is so little taboo that it becomes precious? We’ll probably only touch this record once, it’s now, between these lines. We could avoid our responsibilities and focus in this article on Jakob Poeltl’s double-double. He still had 15 points and 11 rebounds. And then it’s only a 1336th win in the regular season, huh, he has to stop Pop. It’s a record: Don Nelson is sitting in his rearview mirror, all the coaches – legendary as they are – are in his rearview mirror. But at some point, the Spurs will be 11th in the Western Conference, so celebrating every little stat won’t qualify you for the play-in. And it’s even less in eejeaodksqdoqdka… Hop, I’ll take over, the intern just passed out. Undoubtedly the pressure of a subject that goes off the beaten track. We left it for the PC with the only instructions: “If a player scores more than 30 points, you make a summary, er, and you give me a complete file on Lonnie Walker’s passion for Peruvian folklore”† And meanwhile, the other becomes the most successful coach in history. You surprise me that the little one twisted.
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It’s nice, isn’t it, but there’s better for a 73-year-old man’s transit than to set himself at 12 to wake him up. Well, as for the game, either the Jazz a choke or the Mormons wanted to see history from the front row. No value judgment, we would have done the same. The Spurs regained the lead in the last quarter after trailing ten units for almost the entire game. This is thanks to a gala Dejounte Murray who beats 27 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals at 39% shooting. We’re also embarrassed to talk about the leader who, while he’s all excited this season, isn’t Gregg Popovich. The Texan coach’s achievement is an opportunity to look back on his 26-year career in some statistics. He is the 3rd most successful coach in Playoff history. He has five NBA titles (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014). He was voted coach of the year three times (2003, 2012 and 2014). He has the 6th best win percentage in regular season history. His name is inextricably linked to one of the best Big Three in history, hello Tony, Manu and Tim. He is so old in the game that the opposing coaches say that: “It’s a blessing to have played for him.” Kind of like an NBA player was on the same team as his son. That wouldn’t make sense. Really none.
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It’s a blessing for the players to have evolved under his command, it’s a blessing for us to have followed him through our screens. Gregg Popovich’s name is now one of those that evokes much more than basketball. He is the face of the San Antonio Spurs. He is a page in the history of the sport.