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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/93...-espn-magazine

    Interesting read.







    How I long to see the Raptors play like the bold.
    They did for a few years when Colangelo first came on board. His teams didn't know how to play defense though.

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    Royce Young: Pop on Kawhi Leonard's confidence: "Kawhi has never spoken to me so I don't really know what his confidence is." Twitter @dailythunder
    I'm not sure I'd want to talk to Pop either. I'd listen to every word he said though.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I'm not sure I'd want to talk to Pop either. I'd listen to every word he said though.
    LOL, Im confused, how does a player never speak with his coach??
    I think its just Pop pulling the reporters leg again
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    I didn't get to watch the game until after I had seen the outcome and knew about the 3 pt barrage. So when there was a timeout with just over 2 minutes left in the second quarter this is what pop said.

    "Eh, great job moving the basketball, all the shots are great. Let's feel confident, let'em fly. Get your name in the paper".
    Such a beauty.

    I love how he picks up on Miami's poor perimeter defense and just tells his guys to have at'er.

    If I could be coached by anyone I'd pick pop over anyone. Hell I'd love to just follow him around.
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    Just got to the third qtr interview...


    Doris Burke: Mike, thank you. What did you see from your team that got that kind of separation Miami?

    Gregg Popovich: I think we played real solid defense.

    Doris Burke: Lebron James 9 straight (points) to end the quarter. What are you asking for from you defense on him?

    Gregg Popovich: (pauses) I can't tell you that.

    Doris Burke: ...Okay, thanks Pop. Mike...
    "We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon

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    "...Sean Marks, a New Zealander who played for San Antonio for two seasons, puts it, "The ball doesn't stick." For better or worse, the ball often sticks in America. A few months ago, Pop was scouting an opponent. He won't say which one. On video, Pop saw an international player wide open for a shot, with a confused look on his face. That's because his point guard, an American, was dribbling in circles."

    How ironic that there is a mention of Sean Marks (former Raptor player) and John Lucas (current Raptor player) in a discussion of what the Surs to right and what other teams do wrong).

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9364989/san-antonio-spurs-doing-right-drafting-international-athletes-espn-magazine

    Interesting read.


    How I long to see the Raptors play like the bold.
    Loved this quote from the article. It says a lot.

    "Consider that the U.S. has won only two of the major world junior championships in the past 26 years -- not even in 2007, with Stephen Curry and Michael Beasley on the roster -- and the root rot of the U.S. system is all the more clear. 'That's a statement about where we are,' Buford says. 'When we put our best players together, we aren't playing well.'

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    Chris Tomasson: Pop on Danny Green similarity to Bruce Bowen: "I guess they're both similar in neither one of them has any moves.'' Twitter @christomasson
    Oh Pop.... never change. I don't think that is an issue though.
    "Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."
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    "Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."
    Tim Leiweke

    Basketball has clear winners every night --
    except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.

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    Yep, loves me some Pop. But TNT only cares about riley, or thats crypt keeper that coached Chicago and LA.

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