SportSpurs coach Gregg Popovich leaves abruptly after LeBron James question

20:50  06 december  2018
20:50  06 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Gregg Charles Popovich (born January 28, 1949) is an American professional basketball coach . He is the head coach and President of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Gregg Popovich has coach San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles. San Antonio trails two games to none in their best-of-seven-games LeBron James was asked about Popovich on live television immediately after Cleveland’s 100-97 win over Indiana on Wednesday. “That’s such a

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Coach Gregg Popovich was brief in answering questions after the Spurs fell to the Lakers 121-113 on Wednesday.

He answered only two questions after the loss and left the media scrum abruptly following a question about what made it so difficult for San Antonio to guard the Lakers and LeBron James (who led Los Angeles with 42 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists).

Popovich was direct as he said, "Have you watched LeBron play before? He's LeBron James. That's what makes him difficult to guard."

Reporters were silent after his short answer and then Popovich asked, "Anybody else?" before abruptly walking off.

Popovich did give a full answer to the first question asked about what the key factor was in the fourth quarter.

"They made a lot of shots down the stretch," Popovich said. "Give them credit. LeBron [James] was the generator and he made some great 3s. Zo [Lonzo Ball] went to the bucket and hit a lot of open people on the drive. He did a little bit of everything and got it done. It was a good game."

The Lakers moved to 15-9 and are sitting fifth in the Western Conference, while the Spurs fell to 11-14 and are 14th out of 15 teams in the West, ahead of only the 4-20 Suns.

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