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NBA notebook: Spurs coach, Leonard meet to discuss 'issues or concerns'

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and forward Kawhi Leonard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, are trying to schedule a meeting as soon as this week to smooth over differences after a rocky 2017-18 campaign, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Per the report, they plan is to discuss "any issues or concerns Leonard may have, and hopefully come to a decision" about a possible five-year, $219 million supermax extension that the two-time first-team All-NBA player is eligible to sign this offseason. The report adds that Leonard is still rehabbing his quad injury but is "96, 97...
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Report: Few close to Popovich expect him to coach beyond 2020

Report: Few close to Popovich expect him to coach beyond 2020

4 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

Few people in Gregg Popovich's orbit think the longtime San Antonio Spurs bench boss will coach beyond his assignment in the 2020 Olympics, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Three years ago, Popovich was named head coach of the USA Basketball senior men's team for the 2017-20 cycle, which includes the FIBA World Cup next year, and the Tokyo Olympics two years from now. Popovich, who turns 70 in January, is the longest-tenured head coach in the NBA, having taken the reins of the Spurs on Dec. 10, 1996. His team failed to win 50 games in 2017-18 for the first time since that initial...
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