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It was a fine win. The guys really dug deep, pounded the rock. We kept a great attitude, and they just kept their minds on playing basic basketball and things turned their way. The effort was great, and they played a lot smarter in the second half. They took care of the ball, and just showed a lot of courage. Overall, a great team win.feedback
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Nov 17 2017
The latest quote from Gregg Popovich is: “I do read everything, and I try to respond. It takes time because there's a lot of letters. But the only ones I don't respond to are the ones that are so courageous in their negativity that there's no address, just comments. That's hard to respond to. But there are people who have responded and disagreed, and say, Why?' And it's erudite and intelligible. [And I'm like], Yeah, you've got a point.' Those people deserve to be written back. So, I try. I probably won't get them all, but I try.”. It comes from the Pop heartened by some reaction to political talk article. You’ll find on this page 96 articles with Gregg Popovich quoted on topics such as Rome and Republicans. Gregg Popovich has been quoted 255 times in 96 articles.
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Oct 21 2017

We still have no clue of what being born white means.feedback

Oct 19 2017

I want to congratulate our fans on the way they reacted at the beginning of the game after the national anthem was played. They obviously also buy into the messages that were set up on the Jumbotron. I'm so proud to be in this city when we have fans that understand that it's important for everybody. Kudos to our fans.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I've been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this President had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families, is so beyond the pale, I almost don't have the words.feedback

Oct 16 2017

This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner – and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers – is as low as it gets.feedback

Sep 30 2017

We're still rehabbing his thigh, He'll probably miss the beginning of preseason or a good deal of preseason, and we're not going to put a timetable (on a return). But he's working at it, and we'll get him back as soon as we can.feedback

Sep 30 2017

No, nothing happened. It's just last year ... working on things from last year. It's gone a little more slowly than we thought. No, (the) ankle's fine.feedback

Sep 29 2017

Why do we have to talk about it? Well, because it's uncomfortable and there has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change. Whether it's the L.G.B.T. movement or women's suffrage, it doesn't matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people, because we're comfortable.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that, but unless it is talked about, constantly, it's not going to get better if people get bored.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Trump Presidency

A lot of people had a problem. He was the right guy at the right time to tap into that mood. People overlooked one hell of a lot to be able to pull that trigger and vote in that direction. They wanted change, they felt ignored… But at what price?feedback

Sep 25 2017 - NASCAR

Our country is an embarrassment in the world. This is an individual that when people held arms during games, [he thought] that they were doing it to honor the flag. That's delusional. But it's what we have to live with. You've got a choice: We can continue to bounce our heads off the walls with his conduct, or we can decide the institutions of our country are more important, people are more important, [the] decent America we all have and want is more important -- get down to business at the grassroots level and do what we have to do.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I understand very well, they didn't like their choice economically. A lot of people had a problem. He was the right guy at the right time to tap into that mood. People overlooked one hell of a lot to pull that trigger in that direction. They wanted change, they felt ignored. But at what price? One wonders what is in their heads. Have they come to the conclusion they had the wrong vehicle? Might have had good ideas, but someone else had a little bit more decency about how they approach other people and other groups might have [been] served better.feedback

Sep 25 2017

These are intelligent people who know exactly what is going on, who were basically very negative about his actions. But now it's condoned. We saw it this weekend about people who should be fired [for protesting during the national anthem]. I wonder what the people think about who voted for him, where their line is. Where does the morality and decency kick in.feedback

Sep 25 2017 - NASCAR

That's what I worry about in the country, wonder about if you live here. I just heard a comment this morning from a NASCAR owner and Mr. [Richard] Petty that blew me away, just blew me away. I think these people have been enabled by an example that we've all been given.feedback

Jul 19 2017

Timmy's not a big rah-rah guy. He didn't wave a towel. He would talk in timeouts. He'd put his arm around people. Manu and Tony have been more vocal in that regard. They talk to the team more than I do. They talk to individuals. They've really taken on that mantle, and it's helped.feedback

May 23 2017

For the first year without Timmy's leadership, and [with] a lot of new players, these guys got it together to win 61 games, and just got better and better as the playoffs proceeded. We were basically on a pretty good roll starting Game 1 at Golden State. Some bad fortune, which happens to all of us at some point in our lives, and we don't get to be the last team standing. But when I think about what they accomplished, they deserve a lot of credit.feedback

May 23 2017 - NBA

He's one of those guys you have to be thrilled for. Not many of us paid [150] bucks and ended up in a miracle like he has. You can see the progress he's made. It's thrilling for us as a staff. We're really happy for him, because he's going to have an NBA career now. He's going to have a future in the NBA. He came along at both ends of the court and started to figure out what professionalism is and what it takes to be a consistent player.feedback

May 23 2017

Well, we don't have time to go through the decision-making process now because that's pretty complicated. It depends on a lot of factors. But we value all the guys that are gonna be free agents. And [general manager] R.C. [Buford] and I will sit down, and put together a plan, priorities, and that sort of thing. It's no different than any other year. That happens every year with every team.feedback

May 23 2017

He's doing everything we want him to do. If people come after you and double-team you the way they did ... it's the same way with Kawhi. When they came after Kawhi, he's got to get rid of the ball. So if we were gonna put two people on Steph Curry or two people on Kevin Durant or Klay [Thompson], they wouldn't score as much. But the other pieces would kill us.feedback

May 23 2017

So you have to have all your pieces in that regard. Not having Tony and Kawhi, that takes away our two best creators. They create a lot for our team. And if one of the other scorers is left on his own like L.A., and he gets doubled, and the playoffs get more physical, then you have to find scoring elsewhere. We had a problem doing that.feedback

May 23 2017

I'm really happy for the group. There's only one happy team out of 30. At the end of the day, everybody else is sad at some point. But if you have half a brain, you put things in perspective.feedback

May 23 2017

I don't think about it because he hasn't decided what he wants to do. Maybe he'll be back for another year. He'll take some time with his family, and we'll talk at some point, just like Timmy. Timmy didn't decide right away. It's usually best to take a little bit of a respite from basketball, crowds and all of that, and think about what you want to do. I'm really happy we did what we did last night for him. I think he really was moved by it. He deserved it, and it worked out wonderfully.feedback

May 23 2017 - NBA

They're really talented, but that's not everything that describes them. This is maybe the best defensive team in the league on top of everything. So, they don't just play with talent. They execute at the defensive end of the floor. On offense, no team is more unselfish finding the open man and that sort of thing.feedback

May 23 2017

We started him tonight out of respect. That was the whole reason for starting him. Before the game, you think it may or may not be his last game that he ever plays in, and I did not want to miss the opportunity to honor him in front of our home fans for his selflessness over the years.feedback

May 23 2017

I started him tonight out of respect. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to honor him in front of our fans. He deserves to have that night of respect to feel we appreciate everything he has done over the years.feedback

May 23 2017

He's got the same attitude and plays with that same fire. He always has.feedback

May 23 2017

Usually things happen in the world and you go to work and you have your family and your friends and you do what you do.feedback

May 23 2017

To this day, I feel like there's a cloud, a pall over the whole country in a paranoid, surreal sort of way ... It has to do with the way one individual conducts himself, and that's embarrassing. It's dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for and what we expect the country to be. For this individual, he's in a game show. Everything that happens begins and ends with him, not our people or our country. Every time he talks about those things, it's a ruse. Disingenuous, cynical.feedback

May 22 2017

If he decides to play again, that's up to him. But I won't try to convince him one way or the other. I don't think he needs that.feedback

May 21 2017

He's probably not gonna play, but I don't think it's serious. ... It didn't really swell up, it just got stiff. So he'll probably be out.feedback

May 21 2017

I think we do what every team tries to do. You take care of your players. You do what's best. Hopefully in the short run and the long run can match up. But sometimes you've got to make a tough decision. I think our philosophy has helped some players extend their careers. But it doesn't mean the way we do it is the only way. If he was unable to play [Saturday], I don't think there's going to be miraculous healing by [Monday].feedback

May 21 2017

Circumstances were such that we could be in a totally different position now. That didn't happen. It's called life. Slap yourself. Quit your crying and move on. Game 4.feedback

May 21 2017

Every time you look up, you're playing against four All-Stars.feedback

May 21 2017

Who gives a damn what his intent was? Have you ever heard of manslaughter?feedback

May 21 2017

Well, I hired some soothsayers. I channeled Rasputin and all sorts of things. So I think we're ready to go. I think our philosophy has helped some players extend their careers.feedback

May 20 2017

In the end, I guess it's my decision. He's not thrilled he's not playing, but he's not ready.feedback

May 20 2017

He's been somebody who's been really coachable in the sense that his defense, his hustle for 50-50 balls, running the floor, have all been more than what he was used to and what was expected. On offense, he's been an unselfish player, probably to the point where sometimes I wish he was more selfish. But he's fit in in that regard very well. He's a quick learner. He's learned the system. And he's been a great teammate. So he's done a wonderful job for us, especially with Timmy being gone this year.feedback

May 20 2017

He's got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and get something done. Whether it's for himself or teammates.feedback

May 19 2017

Either he's going to play or he's not. That's always a factor.feedback

May 19 2017

As a player, he's in the perfect system.feedback

May 17 2017

Tonight, it's not what I expected. I'm disappointed. The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that. I think we've maybe felt it too much, Kawhi being gone, in the sense that I don't think – as I watched – I don't think they believed.feedback

May 17 2017

And you have to believe. I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit feeling sorry for themselves psychologically, subconsciously, whatever psycho-babble word you want to use.feedback

May 17 2017

It looked pretty collective to me. I don't think it was one guy who didn't believe and he infected everybody else or anything like that. As a group they just let themselves down. The truth always quote-un-quote sets you free. You can't sugarcoat it or say 'if we had just made a couple shots we'd have been right there. That's pretty lame. So, call it like it is. We didn't come to play. We felt sorry for ourselves. We need to get slapped and come back and play Game 3 and see who we are.feedback

May 17 2017

I have no idea. Just depends on how the ankle heals. I'd probably list him as questionable. But the thing that worries me is that he did it again, the exact same thing. So one would logically think maybe it will take longer, but I'm hoping that's not true and we'll have him for Game 3. But I don't know. I don't think we're going to know until Friday and Saturday, probably.feedback

May 17 2017

It's just not what anybody does to anybody else.feedback

May 17 2017

We've had a pretty damn good season. We've played fairly well in the playoffs. I think we're getting better, and we're up by 23 points in the third quarter against Golden State, and Kawhi goes down, just like that, and you want to know if our chances are less, and you want to know how we feel?feedback

May 17 2017

You have to believe. I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit feeling sorry for themselves psychologically, subconsciously, whatever psycho-babble word you want to use. That's the way I process it.feedback

May 16 2017

It's dangerous. It's unsportsmanlike.feedback

May 15 2017

The two-step, lead-with-your-foot closeout is not appropriate. It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else. And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action. You can go back and look in Dallas games where he got a Flagrant 2 for elbowing Patty Mills. The play where he took Kawhi down and locked him arm in Dallas and could have broken his arm.feedback

May 15 2017 - Twitter

If he would have played and they ended up winning, I'd go get dinner, have a glass of wine and wake up the next day and go to practice and move on. But this is crap.feedback

May 15 2017

This is the game of basketball, a lot of crazy stuff happens on the court, unfortunately. It happened to me as well. When you play this kind of physical game, intense game, things happen. My approach to this game for the 14 years I've been in this league is to play hard and give 100 percent of whatever I have. I don't agree with the calls that I'm a dirty player. I'm not a dirty player. I just love this game and I'm playing hard. That's how I was taught since Day 1, honestly.feedback

May 15 2017

The two-step lead with your foot closeout is not appropriate. It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else. And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action. Who gives a damn what his intent was? Have you ever heard of manslaughter? You still go to jail I think when you're texting and you end up killing somebody but may have not intended to do that. All I care is what I saw, all I care about is what happened. And the history there exasperates the whole situation and makes me very, very angry.feedback

May 15 2017

We've had a pretty damn good season. We've played fairly well in the playoffs -- I think we're getting better -- and we're up 23 points in the third quarter against Golden State, and Kawhi goes down like that.feedback

May 15 2017

Because he has this history, it can't just be, Oh, it's inadvertent. He didn't have intent. Who gives a damn about what his intent was. You ever hear of manslaughter? You still go to jail, I think, when you're texting and you end up killing somebody but you might not have intended to do that. All I care about is what I saw. All I care about is what happened and the history there exacerbates the whole situation and makes me very, very angry.feedback

May 15 2017

We'll see what the MRI says, but obviously he won't play tomorrow. A two-step, lead-with-your-foot closeout is not appropriate. ''It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike. It's just not what anybody does to anybody else. And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action.feedback

May 15 2017

And because he's has got this history, it can't be, Oh this was inadvertent, he didn't have intent,' . Who gives a damn what his intent was? Have you ever heard of manslaughter? You still go to jail I think when you're texting and you end up killing somebody but may have not intended to do that. All I care is what I saw, all I care about is what happened. And the history there exasperates the whole situation and makes me very, very angry.feedback

May 15 2017

And because he's got this history, it can't just be, Oh, it was inadvertent. He didn't have intent.' Who gives a damn about what his intent was? You ever hear of manslaughter? You still go to jail, I think, when you're texting and you end up killing somebody.feedback

May 15 2017

We've had a pretty damn good season. We've played fairly well in the playoffs ... and we're up 23 points in the third quarter against Golden State, and Kawhi goes down like that. And you want to know if our chances are less? And you want to know how we feel? That's how we feel.feedback

May 15 2017

Lead with your foot close-out is not appropriate. It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else. And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action. ... A totally unnatural close-out that the league has outlawed years ago and pays great attention to it.feedback

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

Well, with that, have a nice day. Enjoy the game. Somebody's going to win. Somebody's going to lose. I just hope somebody doesn't get their butt kicked.feedback

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

Usually, things happen in the world and you go to work and you've got your family and you've got your friend and you do what you do, but to this day I feel like there's a cloud, a pall, over the whole country, in a paranoid surreal sort of way that's got nothing to do with the Democrats losing the election. Sometimes when life moves along, you're presented with situations where you find it necessary to speak because so many people either seem to be afraid to or, more sinister, are unwilling to face things and let things go and worry about their own situations.feedback

May 12 2017

In some ways, he's a neophyte, even though he's older. He hasn't really been in our program for a really long time and gotten minutes. This year, he's started to get pretty decent minutes and obviously in the playoffs he's getting more.feedback

May 11 2017

He's really turned it on. Demanded the ball, got in good position ... he was wonderful on the boards and of course he passes it really, really well and gets it moving for us.feedback

May 11 2017

It's not an empirical formula. You watch, you feel, you talk to the player and you come to a decision. Going to take as much time as possible, see what he feels like, see what I see and make a decision.feedback

May 08 2017

For us, you know, our Bible begins with transition defense. If it's not there, we're just not ready to go. If you'd have seen the clips of our transition defense, you would have traded all the players and fired me by the end of the game. It was that bad. But they were intense, and they were that focused, and they were that professional. And we were not.feedback

May 08 2017

They did a great job, and our defense was pretty defective. I thought they drove it with purpose, found people, and we started the game really without an edge and getting beat in transition again, like we did in Game 1.feedback

May 08 2017

Our bible begins with transition defense, and if it's not there, then we're just not ready to go. If you had seen clips of our transition D (Sunday), you would trade all the players and fire me by the end of the game. It was that bad.feedback

May 06 2017

It sounds kind of counterintuitive, but it's not really about defense. It's really about offense. Bad offense leads to transition.feedback

May 06 2017

If you're making shots, if you're shooting free throws, there's not a whole lot of transition you have to worry about.feedback

May 06 2017

That's their problem, not mine. I can't help them, poor souls. They've got to live in their ignorance. I can't make them keep watching us, but it's always dumbfounded me, since the arrival of Tony and Manu. If you can't enjoy watching those two guys play and you don't understand that they're as much fun to watch as a lot of other people in bigger markets, then I can't help, and it means you're not much of a fan and you don't understand the game, anyway, and you should probably tune in HBO.feedback

May 05 2017

This was his best game, obviously. He felt good tonight. He was loose as far as his physical nature, his legs and everything. He wasn't too stiff. It showed. He moved up and down the court well. He was able to push off on the block, and he felt good shooting the ball, in addition to busting his butt on D and trying to get the boards for us. He was a big help tonight.feedback

May 04 2017

If he's not right or he can't play, we're going to have a tough time staying with the big boys. When he's been healthy we've had a rhythm, he gets into it defensively and has set a tone on the perimeter for us along with Kawhi (Leonard). His organization of the team is really important, understanding time and score, what's going on on the court. He's a great source for me to read what we're doing that night in that game and what might be needed.feedback

May 04 2017

If we don't have him, it's going to be a lot tougher to hang with teams like Houston and Golden State, the Clippers, that kind of thing. His leadership has increased exponentially because he always deferred to Timmy. So now he's kind of opened up. But his health is majorly important to us.feedback

May 04 2017

Yeah, we ask him to do a lot. That's what great players do.feedback

May 02 2017

We've got to get some scoring out of our big guys. One might think that we have an advantage in that area, and that didn't work out for us at all. So that's got to be something that we get more out of for sure.feedback

May 02 2017

Sure, we competed. But I don't think we executed in a very wise manner. We disobeyed a lot of basic basketball rules that they could take advantage of. If we're going to shoot quickly and shoot poorly, it's going to be a fast break deal all night long, and they were better at that than we are. So we've got to play a lot smarter than what we saw tonight. Am I going to worry about carryover, like we'll come and play just as badly again [in Game 2], or the guys won't show up? There's not much that coaches don't worry about, but that's not one of them, in all honestly.feedback

Apr 28 2017

They play pretty rock 'em sock 'em and I think that gets you ready for anybody you're going to play. So, I think that was the most important thing for us, for a lot of our guys who haven't been with us a long time or are new, to see how it works in the playoffs, how things are going to be called, and the kind of tenacity and understanding that it's a 48-minute game, and anything can happen. We've had big leads. Other teams in the playoffs have big leads and you lose them. It's tough. People are hungry, people want to win.feedback

Apr 28 2017

Tony wasn't just effective today. He's done a masterful job of getting in shape down the stretch of the season, and playing his best basketball during this playoff; finding people, scoring himself, working hard defensively. He had a magnificent playoff. We don't execute as well as Memphis did. We have a knack for hanging in because things happen. Obviously, Kawhi Leonard is in my opinion the best player in the league right now. He's the best two-way player, and does it all with such class. It's impressive.feedback

Apr 28 2017

The one thing I do like about it is Memphis is a heck of a defensive team.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I'm seriously thrilled that we were able to get through that first round. That's the good news. The bad news is that now we have to go play Houston.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I'm thrilled we were able to win because if we played 10 times, we each would probably win five.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Well, we know full well how fortunate we are to have the ownership we've had that allows us to do long-term planning. It's pretty dependent on the vision of ownership -- how much patience they have, how much trust they have in you and how willing they are to look ahead. You never go in knowing what you're going to have, and I guess if you have success initially, it helps that trust build and grow.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We're not full of ourselves thinking we invented the wheel or did some amazing thing. I feel like they're always thinking about the next step here. They've been grooming Kawhi to be in the light and kind of take over. I think that's what has made them so good.feedback

Apr 23 2017

That was great game. Both teams played their hearts out. Just a fantastic basketball game. The fans got their money's worth tonight for sure. At the end, Marc made a great shot. L.A. (LaMarcus Aldridge) contested it very, very well, and it went down.feedback

Apr 16 2017

I thought he felt pretty confident, and we love when he starts out defensively and takes pride in that. I thought he did a good job.feedback

Apr 13 2017

I caught Matt Bonner's work for about 12 years. And all the jokes are recycled, so I don't think I need to watch it anymore.feedback

Apr 08 2017

They were more aggressive than we were. They wanted the game more. We were aggressive, got into them, and showed the physicality and communication necessary to win against a good team for about six minutes of the third quarter, and that was that. We didn't have enough physical toughness to compete with them.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Our execution at both games, defensively and offensively, was very poor. Nobody's going to rest. Everybody's going to play. We already rested everybody, and we have days in between now. It's like the playoffs kind of. There's no back-to-backs. There's no bad travel or anything like that. So it's time for rhythm and that sort of thing. Hopefully, we'll play better next week.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Having him, there is a sense of peace in a way. And I love it on a personal basis. When you coach somebody for that long, to still have him around is a lot of fun.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Had he not come, no matter how good of defense we would've played, we would've had trouble scoring. The attention that he draws and the ability he has allows us to keep going and have enough offense so, if we maintain our defense, we can be in the hunt.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We thought we could always establish the defense just by coaching it, demanding it, the corporate knowledge of it. Everybody kind of falls in line. But we better go find some offensive people that can put it in the bucket.feedback

Apr 08 2017

If times came where we didn't have enough offensive punch, if we established a good defensive program it would sustain us and allow us to be in ballgames more than other organizations were in the past when they lost their star. So you wouldn't have to find another 35-point scorer or 30-point scorer or even 25- or 26-point scorer because that's never been Timmy or Tony or Manu or anybody.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - NBA

We didn't trade for him and say, He's going to be first-team All-NBA. If RC told you that, he lied to you.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I think throughout the first year there's been a little search for the center. I don't mean the position. I mean the center of gravity, what we revolve around now. It's taken this entire year for everybody to realize that we all have to perform our roles better because Timmy covered up so many errors, whether he could score a lot or not.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We have definitely added years to people. So it's a trade-off. You want to see this guy in this one game? Or do you want to see him for three more years? I think it's a very slippery slope for the league office to start getting in the business of telling a coach or team what minutes a player should play.feedback

Mar 30 2017

They did a good job. All their switching bothered us. We didn't get great movement. We didn't get great shots.feedback

Mar 30 2017

That's why they're the best team in the league.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I don't ever want him to retire. I want to squeeze every last ounce of juice I can. I'm going to use him like a bar of soap until there's nothing left.feedback

Mar 26 2017

I think keeping owners informed about what's going on is mandatory, and having input is fine.feedback

Mar 26 2017

But I think there has to be an understanding that coaches and GMs have brains also, and we know who pays the bills. It's a slippery slope, I think, if owners got too involved in that process. That trust relationship in those three areas is really important in creating a culture and making something that can be long-lasting. I've been here over 20 years. I think that says it all. They just let us do our jobs. We keep them informed as we should. And the chips fall where they may. If we're not successful, I'm sure we'll be gone just like anybody's gone if things don't work out well.feedback

Mar 26 2017

I think they used the example of the young man and his dad or whatever. They've saved up their money. They want to go see somebody play, and that person's not there. I get it. If it was me, I'd be miffed myself. But we all have different roles, different jobs, and different goals. We can't satisfy everybody. But I think that every owner's gonna be different. I think it's a slippery slope, and makes it difficult to keep trust, and camaraderie to the degree that I think you have to have to be successful in this league if owners get too involved in what coaches and GMs are doing.feedback

Mar 26 2017

The one comment that I've heard that makes a lot of sense, is that if you're gonna rest somebody, if you can do it at home, then you should. Like, we're resting Danny Green tonight.feedback

Mar 26 2017

I understand Adam's concern, and it's a legitimate concern. We all have it. We all feel badly about [it].feedback

Mar 22 2017

We have definitely added years to people. So it's a trade-off. You want to see this guy in this one game? Or do you want to see him for three more years in his career?feedback

Mar 16 2017

Lillard and McCollum were super, but I thought they executed their offense great. We just didn't guard them tonight as well as we needed to.feedback

Mar 15 2017

We're obviously thrilled about that, but more importantly thrilled that the doctors feel that he's fine in the sense that we're not putting him in danger or anything like that. That's the most important part.feedback

Mar 15 2017

He's dealt with this all year long, which nobody really knew about. Being a consummate pro, he was able to do everything that was necessary to bring this to some sort of a conclusion. That wasn't easy throughout the year. He's gone through some procedures and had to do some things that are not pleasant. He's shown a lot of class and a lot of fortitude in the way he's done it all.feedback

Mar 14 2017

I was really pleased that they continue to guard and hustle the way they did despite being sloppy with the ball. No, we're just going to wait until he comes back and assess him. I think he'll be back either tomorrow morning or tonight, I don't know which.feedback

Mar 14 2017

I don't want to compliment David Lee too much. I don't want him to get a big head. I want to keep him angry and wondering every minute whether he might play or not. He's had a great year for us, he's played well all season long. We're lucky to have him.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Well, I've seen him play over time, and he's definitely not a minimum player, for sure, and he's proven that to a lot of people hopefully. It's just a matter of sometimes circumstances are more important or affect your life more than you, individually, and that happens to all of us. It's called life, and he's worked through it and come here and done a heck of a job.feedback

Mar 12 2017

It's a win we're going to accept and keep, but wasn't a fair fight. They're Golden State. Their top four or five players weren't there, if anybody didn't notice. We're supposed to win a basketball game like that.feedback

Mar 11 2017

He's moving through the protocol. We expect and hope he will be fine by the end of it. It just takes a while. The next possible game is Monday and I'm hopeful he will be ready for that.feedback

Mar 11 2017

Somebody says a heart, you start thinking a little more possible long-term kind of stuff, that's a little scary. But you don't go there yet. They're doing tests. They did some tests today and they're going to continue it on Monday. He's going to see some people on Monday, and based on what they do and see, we'll figure then what we're really looking at. We really don't know right now.feedback

Mar 07 2017

The block is what makes him special. Obviously, the 3, you know, Harden makes 3s, Kawhi makes 3s, Steph Curry makes 3s. Everybody does that. But I don't know who goes to the other end and does what he does. Not that many people, on a consistent basis, an entire game, game after game.feedback

Mar 07 2017

Kawhi wanted it badly, and he went and took it.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Every game with Houston's been like this. Nobody's kicked anybody's butt. The wins we had in Houston, I think we're pretty similar. In fact, I think one game they were upon us and we came back like tonight. But both teams are hungry. Both teams are very competitive, very physical, so it's was anybody's ball game. It's not like we kicked anybody's butt. The game could have gone either way. So both teams deserve a lot of credit for competing the way they did.feedback

Feb 13 2017 - NBA

It was a heck of a competitive game. It was real physical and aggressive. I thought both teams played real well. I'm obviously thrilled with a win on the road. It could have gone either way. Good friend, good matchup.feedback

Feb 13 2017 - NBA

At times, you had to slap yourself watching those guys guard each other and do what they do out there because they are so much fun to watch.feedback

Feb 13 2017

I thought we were quick on the shots and a little contested. They got into us good. They were a little physical. I just don't think we played wisely in that regard.feedback

Feb 12 2017

I don't have a drama meter to prove one way or the other, but less drama makes my job easier and that's good enough for me. The grass looks greener and the sky's blue more often when you win a game than lose a game.feedback

Feb 12 2017

The object is to put the ball in that orange ring. That's what we are all trying to do. Play a little D at the other end. But that orange ring, that ball's got to go in there. Thirty-six percent from the field and 20 from 3, whatever it was, that's not going to get it done on the road. The grass looks greener and the sky's blue more often when you win a game than lose a game.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - NBA

He's in a different league than me.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - NBA

I think Dewayne Dedmon was the star of the show tonight. Everything he did was great.feedback

Feb 01 2017

Overall, we played more competitively for more of the 48 minutes than we have recently. We played good defense in the first half and the fourth quarter, but it's still a 48-minute game. We have to figure that out.feedback

Jan 21 2017

You didn't know how team oriented would he be. Would he understand the game? Would he play both ends? Would he be consistent night after night? You don't know that about young players, but obviously he's a special guy.feedback

Jan 21 2017

Instead of honoring the 117 people behind him where he was speaking, he talked about the size of the crowd. That's worrisome. I'd just feel better if somebody was in that position that showed the maturity and psychological and emotional level of somebody that was his age. It's dangerous and it doesn't do us any good. I hope he does a great job, but there's a difference between respecting the office of the presidency and who occupies it.feedback

Jan 21 2017 - Xenophobia

And that respect has to be earned.feedback

Jan 21 2017 - Saturday Night Live

It's all obvious, it's about him. If anything affects him, if it's Saturday Night Live or Hamilton, or she got three more million votes than you. They're illegal.' It doesn't matter what it is, there's a pattern there. And that's dangerous. I'd like to have someone with gravitas, but he got there through the electoral college which is part of our system, and I hope he does some good things.feedback

Jan 21 2017

If our children would've said it, we would have grounded him for six months. Without a doubt. But we ignore all that because, because why? That says something about all of us and that's what's dangerous, or that's what scares the hell out of me to this day. It makes me uneasy.feedback

Jan 21 2017

It does boggle the mind how somebody can be so thin skinned.feedback

Jan 04 2017

He was a great teammate for everybody. One of the hardest workers. Playing two or three years in the D-League (with San Antonio's Austin affiliate) going back and forth. I'm thrilled for what he's accomplished for himself.feedback

Dec 09 2016

Our opponents have outplayed us physically and execute-wise in most first halves for most of the season, and somehow we pull it together in the second half and play harder and smarter than we did in the first half. We got it to four, then some execution mistakes. That's the disappointing part, that we're not a very consistent team and we haven't learned as a group the game is 48 minutes.feedback

Dec 06 2016

We knew Tony was going to miss some games. To have another person that has the courage and the experience to play that position is important.feedback

Dec 06 2016

What are we, the Magic Johnson Lakers with Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) and everybody? We're just like everybody else.feedback

Nov 25 2016

We gave up the whole first quarter, and after that we knuckled down and played pretty good. And the starters came back in and played better after that too.feedback

Nov 25 2016

Kawhi is Kawhi, but we start to take him for granted. I think overall the bench was the key.feedback

Nov 25 2016

That's why I took them off the court. It was hard to watch.feedback

Nov 11 2016

I'm a rich white guy and I'm sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can't imagine being a Muslim right now or a woman or an African-American, Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel. For anyone in those groups that voted for him, it's just beyond my comprehension how they ignore all that.feedback

Nov 11 2016 - Xenophobia

I live in that country where half the people ignored all that to elect someone. That's the scariest part of the whole thing to me.feedback

Nov 11 2016

Everybody wants him to be successful, it's our country, we don't want it to go down the drain. Any reasonable person would come to that conclusion, but it does not take away the fact that he used that fearmongering and all the comments from day one. The race-baiting with trying to make Barack Obama our first black president illegitimate. It leaves me wonder where I've been living and with whom I'm living.feedback

Nov 11 2016 - Homosexuality

So, was it a big fake? ... What gets lost in the process are African-Americans and Hispanics and women and the gay population – not to mention the eighth-grade developmental stage exhibited by him when he made fun of the handicap person. I mean, come on. That's what a seventh-grade, eighth-grade bully does, and he was elected President of the United States.feedback

Nov 11 2016

We would have scolded our kids. We would have had discussions and talked until we were blue in the face trying to get them to understand these things and he is in charge of our country? That's disgusting.feedback

Nov 10 2016

It's easier for white people because we haven't lived that experience. It's difficult for many white people to understand the day-to-day feeling that many black people have to deal with. I didn't talk to my kids about how to act in front of a policeman when you get stopped. I didn't have to do that. All of my black friends have done that. There's something that's wrong about that, and we all know that.feedback

Oct 26 2016

He was like a security blanket for everybody. Even if things went awry. He was like the center of the universe and everybody knew how to act around that. With that pivotal guy gone, we'll have to wait and see who accepts that role.feedback

Oct 26 2016

He's just an iconic and weird and wonderful guy all at the same time, and I mean that lovingly.feedback

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