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Popovich is the man

Popovich is the man

As we get ready for Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Gregg Popovich is at his cynical best. Check out some quotes from quite possibly one of his funniest pressers ever (via ASAP Sports): Q.  Coach, Game 7s in an NBA Finals don’t come around terribly often.  Are you able to appreciate the opportunity in [...]

June 20, 2013 KWAPT Around the NBA 10

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc is “a players’ coach who will kick your ass.”

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc is “a players’ coach who will kick your ass.”

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. In the Atlanta series, when Bass failed to close out on a Josh Smith 3-pointer late in the third quarter, Rivers yanked him from the game. Bass thought he [...]

June 12, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Doc Rivers, The Morning Dump 5

Popovich wins Coach of the Year, Doc finishes 5th

Popovich wins Coach of the Year, Doc finishes 5th

Spurs heach coach Gregg Popovich has won his second career "Coach of the Year" award, which is a well-deserved honor.  He led the Spurs to the West's best record  without Manu Ginobili and an aging Tim Duncan getting a lot more rest than in the past.  If I had to hand out the votes, I'd [...]

May 1, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 4

Why isn’t Doc getting any love for Coach of the Year?

Why isn’t Doc getting any love for Coach of the Year?

The Celtics are preparing to enter the playoffs as the Atlantic Division champion.   That wasn't a sentence many people were preparing to write when the Celtics were a sub-.500 team before the All Star break.  The Celtics had been struggling for two months, looking as bad as they've ever looked in the Big 3 [...]

April 24, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 11

SI: Most players want to play for Doc Rivers, avoid Stan Van Gundy

SI: Most players want to play for Doc Rivers, avoid Stan Van Gundy

Sports Illustrated polled 134 NBA players and asked them which coach they'd most, and least like to play for… and Doc topped the list of most-wanted coaches: DOC RIVERS, CELTICS 22% MIKE D'ANTONI 21% GREGG POPOVICH, SPURS 16%  I guess I shouldn't be surprised.  Kevin Garnett has said he would run through walls for Doc. [...]

April 19, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 4

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics are a dirty, dirty team

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics are a dirty, dirty team

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from San Antonio. Let me quickly say this; the Celtics are a dirty, dirty team. If they were lab-born, the DNA used most likely would have been Chris Paul's and John [...]

April 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

Grumpy Gregg Popovich not impressed with Rondo’s toughness

Grumpy Gregg Popovich not impressed with Rondo’s toughness

Via the Boston Globe/San Antonio Express: “It’s really been hard to watch the playoffs and have them make Rondo out like Willis Reed,” Popovich said Thursday, in wide-ranging interview with the Express-News. “It’s like, Manu couldn’t even play the first game (against Memphis), and we probably shouldn’t have played him again. He went out there [...]

May 14, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 8

Enemy Chatter: Everybody basically sucked

Enemy Chatter: Everybody basically sucked

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from San Antonio. “Everybody basically sucked,’’ said the man who has been coach of the Spurs since 1996-97. Globe Gregg Popovich on Ray Allen: “Ray needs to work on [...]

January 6, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 16

NBA Owners making it rain

NBA Owners making it rain

Tucked away in Peter May's column today on John Kuester is an item on just how many teams are paying the dollar-for-dollar luxury tax this year.  12 teams have payrolls higher than $72 million.  The Lakers have the highest payroll at $91.3 million.  Utah is next at $84.6 million and then it's the C's at [...]

August 23, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1