Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will be coaching the Western Conference All-Stars at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
With the Spurs win over the Golden State Warriors, they have clinched the top spot in the Western Conference through games played through February 6.
This season, Popovich has guided the Spurs to the league’s best record, earning consecutive Western Conference Coach of the Month honors for games played in October/November and December. The Spurs have enjoyed double-digit winning streaks of 12 and 10 games this season.
In his 15th season as head coach, Popovich has led the Spurs to four NBA titles (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007) and is one of only five coaches in NBA history to have guided his teams to at least four championships. Popovich entered the season with a career mark of 736-362 and a winning percentage of .670, which ranked fourth in NBA history. His playoff career winning percentage of .618 (102-63) is the eighth best in NBA annals, while his 106 playoff wins are the third most in league history.
Popovich coached the West team during the 2005 All-Star Game in Denver, which the East won 125-115.
Now the question is, will Popovich be coaching any of the Spurs' big three as part of the Western Conference reserves.
Coach Pop, L.A, the glitz, the glam ... All-Star Weekend . . .
I can see it now, Pop with his pimp cup, ladies on both arms, just owning the town.
Yeah, Coach Pop and All-Star Weekend. They go together like ... well ... who the hell am I kidding?
Hopefully no baby seals were harmed after he was notified . . .
Will anybody in the All star team listen to Popovich is he says "C'mon guys let's play some D" I doubt it! except when Manu or Tim makes it! Go Spurs Go!
@Daniel07 Defense in an all-star game. Not happening. How long before he hands the clipboard over to one of the players and just sits back and watches the game as a spectator.
I'm sure Pop prefers to take the time off. Anyway let's hope that Duncan and Manu makes it to the West All Stat team.
Congrats Pop, now the coaches has to choose Manu and Tim as All Star reserves or else Pop will boycott the All Star game! LOL!