77 Total Quotes

Gregg Popovich Quotes

Gregg Popovich
We moved the ball pretty well and our defense was pretty good all night long. Winning on the road is always sweet.
Gregg Popovich
#Defense

Gregg Popovich
[Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked last week how important winning an NBA title was to his good friend Larry Brown .] Very important, ... He wants to win one very badly.
Gregg Popovich
#Nba

Gregg Popovich
He looks aggressive to me, and that's what's important. He really is taking advantage of opportunities.
Gregg Popovich
#Advantage

Gregg Popovich
By and large, with all the publicity Bruce gets for his style of defense, I think he does a great job of containing his emotions, not letting a referee's call get to him — or another player's comments. I think he does a great job of staying on high ground, just coming and competing and going home.
Gregg Popovich
#Defense

Gregg Popovich
I give them a lot of credit. When they get down, they just plug away and find a way to get back into the game. That's mental toughness and they get that from (Portland coach Nate McMillan ). He's got them playing the right way and I was very impressed with them.
Gregg Popovich
#Credit

Gregg Popovich
We need to play consistent basketball. It is hard to play that many games on the road. We have been successful on this trip in the past and hopefully we will be able to do that again this year.
Gregg Popovich
#Basketball

Gregg Popovich
Who knows? Maybe the sitting around, maybe the hype, maybe it was the layoff. But we got better as the game went along.
Gregg Popovich
#Hype

Gregg Popovich
Sean is important to the chemistry of our team. We're thrilled to have him back.
Gregg Popovich
#Chemistry

Gregg Popovich
Sean is important to the chemistry of our team.
Gregg Popovich
#Chemistry

Gregg Popovich
It was a good win for us against a very good basketball team.
Gregg Popovich
#Basketball

Gregg Popovich
I don't put much into momentum swings at this point of the season.
Gregg Popovich
#Momentum

Gregg Popovich
I thought it was a bad performance on our part. It's a shame (Duncan) was feeling good and sprightly and we wasted it because the whole team wasn't reacting.
Gregg Popovich
#Performance

Gregg Popovich
This is the right time to be playing good basketball. Whatever you're doing, don't mess with it and ride it out.
Gregg Popovich
#Basketball

Gregg Popovich
It's the coach's job to make judgments and be critical about players. And Tony has two great attributes: He has an ability to handle criticism, and he's a hell of a competitor.
Gregg Popovich
#Attributes

Gregg Popovich
I give them a lot of credit. We are fortunate to get out of here with a win. They played hard for 48 minutes.
Gregg Popovich
#Credit

Gregg Popovich
He and Timmy always have some great battles. ... To not see him on the court is very strange, knowing what a competitor he is.
Gregg Popovich
#Battles

Gregg Popovich
There can't be a more fantastic choice as a coach or a person. Being a college coach or a pro coach is irrelevant, ... There couldn't have been a better choice made. That's all there is to say.
Gregg Popovich
#Choice

Gregg Popovich
I can't imagine him meeting his match, to be honest with you. But maybe some situations take longer than others because of circumstances. As time goes by, he'll figure out how to handle the circumstances he finds himself in and then move on from there.
Gregg Popovich
#Honest

Gregg Popovich
Our goal is to win a championship, and all of us will sacrifice something to get that done.
Gregg Popovich
#Sacrifice

Gregg Popovich
It has been patented. Larry loves the pure part of the game. The things most people think are selfish, he doesn't think in those terms, like somebody shoots too much. If I was supposed to be the weak side helping and I didn't come to help my teammates, I'm selfish. Those sorts of things, the purity of the game. His whole game is predicated on players playing for each other, feeling the responsibility for each other and performing.
Gregg Popovich
#People

Gregg Popovich
Timmy, he's the beginning of it. He doesn't have to be the end all the time now.
Gregg Popovich
#Beginning

Gregg Popovich
I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.
Gregg Popovich
#Trouble

Gregg Popovich
You know, people foul out and get hurt. That's about it.
Gregg Popovich
#Hurt

Gregg Popovich
We had a good performance tonight out of a lot of people. We had good focus all night long.
Gregg Popovich
#Focus

Gregg Popovich
We don't want to dry up those tendons. If you dry up those tendons, then you have big problems. We'll just have to live with it.
Gregg Popovich
#Problems

Gregg Popovich
We did a great job defensively in a lot of ways. I'm very pleased with the defense overall, but very disappointed in the mental mistakes the last five minutes of the game.
Gregg Popovich
#Defense

Gregg Popovich
Everybody comes with their best game, which is great. Tonight we made a lot of mistakes but we plowed through it. In the end, we did a good job moving the ball and hitting our free throws and got the win.
Gregg Popovich
#Mistakes

Gregg Popovich
Good basketball teams have to do that if you want to be standing at the end of the year. You have to play through that sort of thing. There are several teams in the league capable of doing that. Hopefully, we're one of them.
Gregg Popovich
#Basketball

Gregg Popovich
Good basketball teams have to do that if you want to be standing at the end of the year. You have to play through that sort of thing. ... All that matters is the end result. The character of (this) team shows when you can play through that sort of thing.
Gregg Popovich
#Basketball

Gregg Popovich
We're very pleased that they've taken on a defensive personality and realize that making stops and rebounding are going to be real important to our success, ... They're really sharing the ball, turning from an All-Star team into a basketball team, and that's been [Brown's] emphasis -- turning them into a team that realizes on the right and on the left is another guy who's as good or better.
Gregg Popovich
#Personality