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2012-13 Western Conference Mid-Season Report Card

February 20, 20133 Comments

Western Conference Mid-Season Report Card (by playoff seeding) San Antonio Spurs Mid-Season Grade: A Record & Conference Standing: 42-12, 1st The Good: Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili & Tim Duncan should be well rested & healthy heading into the playoffs. Their supporting cast continues to improve and gain experience. The Bad: The Spurs are always strong […]

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Why Russell Westbrook Is Not A Championship Point Guard

November 3, 201210 Comments

We’re all well acquainted with the events that unfolded on Thursday night in a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook went the complete wrong way while guarding Tony Parker, who got wide open and made a 20 footer as time expired to lift the Spurs to a victory. Echoes […]

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2012-13 NBA Team Previews: Southwest Division

October 30, 20122 Comments

2012-13 Southwest Division Preview (by expected order of finish)  San Antonio Spurs 2011-12 Record & Division Standing: 50-16 (1st) Key Off-Season Additions: Nando De Colo and Eddy Curry (?) Key Off-Season Losses: none Outlook: The Spurs will probably finish atop the division but it doesn’t appear they’ve made improvements to win a playoffs series against […]

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Manu Starts, Harden Finishes: 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5

June 6, 20125 Comments

As a coach, there is a tremendous amount of torque in my psyche as I watch the Oklahoma City Thunder attack the defense in the half court. Their sets, especially in crunch time, devolve into a series of 1 on 1 isolations out on top. The shots are of the “most difficult” variety, yet when […]

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Parker Abuses Westbrook: Game 2 NBA Western Conference Finals

May 30, 20123 Comments

With a military background, it’s clear that San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich relishes the mental game within the physical. At this level of the playoffs, it’s the toughest teams mentally that come out on top, and he has identified a weakness in the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been well documented here why we […]

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Manu vs. Harden: Western Conference Finals Game 1

May 29, 20122 Comments

Brothers from another mother. That’s probably the best way I could describe Manu Ginobili and James Harden. While one was born amid the rolling hills of Argentina and the other a roll down the freeway from Los Angeles, these two players couldn’t be more similar. It starts with their left arms, sharing a kinship and […]

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Matt Moore and Coach Nick Talk NBA Playoffs

May 20, 20120 Comments

Matt Moore, senior blogger for CBSSports.com and weekend editor for ProBasketballTalk.com, joins Coach Nick to go over the important story lines of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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Spurs at Thunder: Russell Westbrook Will Never Be Sam Malone

March 19, 201240 Comments

You know I’m a Coach, right? Says so right before my name: Coach Nick. I ceased being a fan a long time ago, and I can’t watch basketball without my coke bottle thick coach’s rec specs wrapped tight around my head, so my man can’t knock them off while battling for a rebound. While I’m […]

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