Originally posted by Jigga:
Originally posted by GameOver:
Popovich: 'If We Don't Win, I Should Be Fired'
Jul 19, 2009 8:05 PM EST
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich likes the moves the team has made so far this offseason.
"If we don't win it, I should probably be fired," Popovich told NBA.com.
However, he added that the Spurs will only go as far a healthy Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili next season.
The guy is as passionate a basketball coach as you're gonna find. I envy you Spurs' fans...you monotonous bunch of "fundamentally sound" jerkwads
I used to hate Pop for firing Bob Hill. The Spurs were struggling because David Robinson was hurt, and Pop punished Hill. Pop took over, lost a ton of games, got lucky in the offseason and drafted Tim Duncan, David Robinson returned, and the rest is history.
He's a great coach, in the mold of Larry Brown, but I get a feeling his ego won't allow him to coach after Duncan retires. I don't think Pop can handle losing with a rebuilding team.