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    https://www.spurstalk.com/gregg-popo...-home-stretch/

    The gist: could be his final season, Hammon and Duncan are the likely candidates to replace him, and what would change once Pop is no longer the coach.

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    akot of questions and zero answers in that article tbh

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    Best case scenario is Ime Udoka returning from Philly with Becky Hammon as the associate head coach. Not feeling Tim Duncan as a coach.

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    https://www.spurstalk.com/gregg-popo...-home-stretch/

    The gist: could be his final season, Hammon and Duncan are the likely candidates to replace him, and what would change once Pop is no longer the coach.
    The team will likely suck next year, esp if Pop leaves. Not sure Duncan or Hammon want to head up losing teams that eventually get you fired. Tim is a legend, but that doesn’t always translate in coaching. Hard to know if he’s good enough to coach at the highest level.

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    The team will likely suck next year, esp if Pop leaves. Not sure Duncan or Hammon want to head up losing teams that eventually get you fired. Tim is a legend, but that doesn’t always translate in coaching. Hard to know if he’s good enough to coach at the highest level.
    I'm sure there would be an understanding that next season won't be held against them, it would strictly be about development.

    Could see Pop's successor getting a long term deal with the goal being stability, allowing for the next coach to stick around and build up the next good Spurs team.

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    "Popovich could still be a part of the front office after he retires, as he’s currently the president of Spurs basketball. If he keeps that role, it would allow him to focus on team building. Other legendary coaches, such as Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, moved into front office roles following their coaching careers."

    Phil Jackson GM New York: Disaster.
    Pat Riley Heat: Huge success.

    CIA Pops recent and current lineups and strategies would dictate he take some serious time off from any "team building". Leave that to people with common sense strategy to the modern NBA game.

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    The faster we get to #beckywiththegoodplays the better tbh

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    I say let Avery Johnson coach the team so he can yell at them as much as we do our TV sets.

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    Nothing we don't already know. Also, we could have written a much better article; we would be much better sports journalists. -- spurstalk

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    The problem is that our old assistants are a buncha losers (Brown, PJ, Avery) and the new ones that are actually good are on other teams (Bud and Brett). I think Tony Parker would be in the running tbh.

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    Pop is also too old for the front office. Itís just time for him to go altogether, and for the organization to move on from him. He earned the right not to be fired, but he should move on on his own. Heís got nothing left.

    I guess I could understand giving him FO job in name only, but not having the any say in the final decisions made.

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    "Popovich could still be a part of the front office after he retires, as he’s currently the president of Spurs basketball. If he keeps that role, it would allow him to focus on team building. Other legendary coaches, such as Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, moved into front office roles following their coaching careers."

    Phil Jackson GM New York: Disaster.
    Pat Riley Heat: Huge success.

    CIA Pops recent and current lineups and strategies would dictate he take some serious time off from any "team building". Leave that to people with common sense strategy to the modern NBA game.
    no. Do you really want Popovich giving out contracts to guys like Gasol or Bellineli?

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    So who is going to take the keys away from Grandpa?

    https://www.spurstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282004

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    Let's have mouse write this article instead

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    https://www.spurstalk.com/gregg-popo...-home-stretch/

    The gist: could be his final season, Hammon and Duncan are the likely candidates to replace him, and what would change once Pop is no longer the coach.
    On the court, the Spurs will have to do a better job of keeping up with league trends, specifically three-point shooting. The Spurs have ranked in the bottom five in three-point shooting each of the last four seasons. That said, Popovich has still managed to craft a high-level offense while relying on less efficient mid-range shots.
    What I don't think that Pop Grasps is that nobody is telling him and the spurs the LEAD THE ING LEAGUE in 3PA. However unless you're a front court gifted team like Philadelphia you can't be at the bottom (and Philly is AHEAD OF THE SPURS) so can't you just be middle of the road? 31-36 3pA.

    For GODS SAKE.

    Its not because we can't take more or we don't have people to make them( Is Chip supposed to be God Mode Shooting Coach?) its that the "trend" goes against his personal aesthetic. He acknowledged they are effective and that its a reason his team looses games but he won't change it because if he does he is "dishonoring" what HE THINKS the game is supposed to be.

    Its like not serving Red Wine with FISH.

    GODDDAMIT!

    just thinking about that equation boils my blood.

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    "The ball don't lie." dbestpro's Avatar
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    I say Pop already stopped coaching and is just showing up after a glass of dinner wine.

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    Itís probably the boomer in me and a penchant for nostalgia but Tim Duncan taking the reigns is a great option. Larry Bird retired I believe in 1992 and took over the Pacers for a three year run in 1998, ending with a finals run.

    Like Bird, Duncan is unassailable. I donít think any bad will comes his way from the Spurs fan base. That can factor in his comfort level to take the position. The le picture is set for about three years anyway with the LA teams stocking up. Tim can take us through the development phase and then a potential run when James, Leonard and co are past their primes.

    A coach Duncan also has some serious drawing power for FAs. Did I mention lead assistant Manu Ginobili.

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    "Popovich could still be a part of the front office after he retires, as heís currently the president of Spurs basketball. If he keeps that role, it would allow him to focus on team building. Other legendary coaches, such as Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, moved into front office roles following their coaching careers."

    Phil Jackson GM New York: Disaster.
    Pat Riley Heat: Huge success.

    CIA Pops recent and current lineups and strategies would dictate he take some serious time off from any "team building". Leave that to people with common sense strategy to the modern NBA game.
    Great. He'll continue to hold this team back even after he's done holding his young players back as head coach. Phil Jackson 2.0

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    Great. He'll continue to hold this team back even after he's done holding his young players back as head coach. Phil Jackson 2.0
    out scouting coffee shops and wine bars for his next Leader.

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    Pop is also too old for the front office. It’s just time for him to go altogether, and for the organization to move on from him. He earned the right not to be fired, but he should move on on his own. He’s got nothing left.

    I guess I could understand giving him FO job in name only, but not having the any say in the final decisions made.
    Kinda surprised that people clamored onto the part of the article tbh.

    Never said he'd be GM'ing, or anything, though he'd probably be asked for some input however.

    If the Spurs are really heading towards a rebuild, that means that drafting will play a bigger role in the equation. The Spurs have continued to draft well and I don't necessarily expect that to change when he retires.

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    Kinda surprised that people clamored onto the part of the article tbh.

    Never said he'd be GM'ing, or anything, though he'd probably be asked for some input however.

    If the Spurs are really heading towards a rebuild, that means that drafting will play a bigger role in the equation. The Spurs have continued to draft well and I don't necessarily expect that to change when he retires.
    Sorry, I wasnít responding directly to the article. I didnít even read it. Iím just saying I donít want him in the FO because we all know how much influence the guy has. The team just needs to move on.

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    I saw him coaching the US Team when they played in Australia and then onto the FIBA World Cup and it was pretty obvious to me that his communication with the players was challenged to say the least and that he could not transfer his BB idea / game plans for execution across to the court. Everyone looked so confused with his over coaching / micro - management. It was embarrassing to observe. This is no personal criticism but rather a reflection on the fact that the times have moved on an it requires a different coaching profile these day to guide millennials. This is why I think he gravitates towards older players. It is also obvious to me that he brought TD to the fold to operate as a foil with a team that is not responding to him. He always "joked" about him becoming obsolete when Tim Duncan retired and that it would have been the end of the journey for him. As we know, his jokes of late and the latter in particular have transition from somewhat funny to ironically premonitory to a sad reflection of the character at present state.

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    The Spurs don't have promising talent on this roster.. WTF.. who wrote this? Also mentioned Dejounte in that sentence... bro, someone drinks way too much kool aid around here... no balls.

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    I say let Avery Johnson coach the team so he can yell at them as much as we do our TV sets.
    Avery Johnson.

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