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Old 04-21-2018, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Ettore Messina to coach Spurs in Game 4

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The Spurs' top assistant will run the team once again for Game 4.
Assistant coach Ettore Messina will reprise his role from Wednesday and serve as the head coach for the Spurs for Game 4 of San Antonio’s first-round series against the Warriors tomorrow, tweets Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.

Messina is filling in for Gregg Popovich, who is away from the team mourning the death of his wife Erin. With San Antonio down 3-0 to Golden State, it’s possible that tomorrow is the Spurs’ final game of the season. If the series resumes, it’s unclear if Popovich will take his regular seat for the remainder of the series.

Messina is reportedly a top candidate for a head coaching job this offseason and has received interest from the Hornets, who are on the lookout for Steve Clifford‘s replacement. San Antonio granted Charlotte permission to interview Messina, which will likely take place after the Spurs’ season is complete. For now, Messina’s focus will be to stave off elimination.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:06 PM   #2
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5 *d, great content as always.
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With Pop on bereavement and Becky Hammon on her period it's good to have a stand-in at the ready.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:15 PM   #4
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It's not gonna matter. Likely ends in a sweep, or 5 games at the absolute worst. This series lost whatever luster it could have had when Pop's wife passed away.
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This could very well be the final game of Pop's coaching career, and he won't even be there. I knew it would be mine if I were in his position.
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Hate to be the one to say it, but we might have seen Pop's last game ever in Gm 2

Kawhit has utterly destroyed this mans last two fairwell years

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This could very well be the final game of Pop's coaching career, and he won't even be there. I knew it would be mine if I were in his position.

Nah, Pop is coming back for at least two more years. He's the head coach for the mens Olympic team in 2020. From what I understand, that is something that is very important to him. He'll stay in coaching at least through that season. My prediction is that he'll announce his retirement from the NBA after the end of 2020, go on to coach in the Olympics, and then hang up his whistle for good. Becky Hammon will take over the Spurs after he retires.
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Nah, Pop is coming back for at least two more years. He's the head coach for the mens Olympic team in 2020. From what I understand, that is something that is very important to him. He'll stay in coaching at least through that season. My prediction is that he'll announce his retirement from the NBA after the end of 2020, go on to coach in the Olympics, and then hang up his whistle for good. Becky Hammon will take over the Spurs after he retires.
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