WASHINGTON (AP) — Forgive Gregg Popovich for not being in much of a mood to discuss the current state of the San Antonio Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan was back in charge in San Antonio and the Spurs were flourishing under his leadership again.
Duncan was directing players on defensive assignments, encouraging...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Pau Gasol is already having an impact in Portland without even taking the court: The 7-foot Spaniard has become something of a mentor for the younger Trail...
Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich.
Duncan, the Spurs' all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks center Pau Gasol will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs after surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.
The Bucks said Friday that the surgery done a day...
DENVER (AP) — The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot.
The mentality now: Share.
Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili was a winner in San Antonio. No way the Spurs were going to lose on his special night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and San Antonio celebrated Ginobili's...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pau Gasol signed with the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, two days after the 38-year-old Spanish center reached a buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is downplaying the significance of Kawhi Leonard's return to San Antonio.
As usual, Leonard isn't saying much.
But Leonard's first game in San Antonio since being traded to Toronto along with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl has more significance than just another regular season game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Before the season, Tony Parker told his new Hornets teammates, "Don't mess with my playoff streak." He wasn't kidding.
"I was serious, because it means something," Parker said. "I feel like I'm a winner. I have won a lot in this league. And I think that is why they signed me."
Parker is doing his best to make sure the Hornets get to the postseason, which would allow the longtime San Antonio Spur to reach the playoffs for the 18th straight season.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan's first month with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been serene, though the All-Star guard acquired in the offseason from Toronto has been warned about provoking "angry Pop."
"That hurts me," Popovich said playfully. "I just, just . it hurts me. Our relationship is not starting off well, I guess. I guess I have more work to do than I thought."
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have signed Quincy Pondexter, adding a forward in the same week veteran star Manu Ginobili announced his retirement.
The 6-foot-7 Pondexter spent last season with the Chicago Bulls, averaging 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.5 minutes in 23 games. The seven-year NBA veteran out of Washington has averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes over 302 total games with Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago.
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs.
Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With every Anthony Davis put-back dunk, reverse alley-oop jam, step-back 3-pointer or game-sealing block in the playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA's next small-market success story.
That didn't quite happen with Chris Paul, who essentially forced a trade after his sixth season in the Big Easy amid concerns about uncertain ownership.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Retired San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has agreed to accept $7.5 million to settle his lawsuits against a former financial adviser he accused of bilking him out of more than $20 million.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy knows he's close to the mountaintop, but winning makes the rarified air that much sweeter.
Murphy had 17 points and 17 rebounds while Nate Mason added 17 points and 6 assists as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-67 on Wednesday.
Murphy, the Big Ten's scoring and rebounding leader, had 11 boards by halftime as he extended the nation's longest double-double streak to 16 games. The NCAA record to start a season is 17 straight, set by Tim Duncan at Wake Forest in 1996-97.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker is back for the San Antonio Spurs, and the veteran guard expects teammate Kawhi Leonard to return in "two or three weeks" from a quadriceps injury that's kept him out all season.
Leonard has been practicing with Parker and retired San Antonio forwards Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner as part of his rehabilitation from right quadriceps tendinopathy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — John Stockton and Tim Duncan made their names in college, polished their legacies in the NBA, and retired with resumes that made them a lock for induction into just about any Hall of Fame.
Hard to believe there was a time when a precious few wanted them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are focused on how they can best complement one another in the spirit of past big men.
The New Orleans Pelicans' front-court pairing is somewhat of a throwback in a league dominated by up-tempo, free-flowing offenses that space out the court and produce quick, open shots from just about anywhere inside 24 feet.
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma's impact on sports (all times local):
Tim Duncan is asking for help for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and says he will match donations up to the first $1 million.
Duncan writes on The Players' Tribune that he is donating $250,000 immediately to storm relief efforts after there was extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, and noting that Hurricane Jose has developed behind.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An ex-financial adviser to retired San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for defrauding the former NBA star of millions of dollars.
Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Charles Banks of Atlanta was sentenced during a court hearing Wednesday in San Antonio.
A judge also ordered Banks to pay $7.5 million in restitution.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — There was a mad scramble at the Spurs practice during the Western Conference finals, a flurry of activity to position cameras and get recording devices ready to document essentially what was the sighting of a white whale.
Tim Duncan, the NBA's most reclusive star, had apparently accepted a request to speak publicly for the first time since quietly retiring in the offseason.
In the summer of 2015, the San Antonio Spurs went shopping like they never have before.
Long content to spend big money on their core while using free agency to sprinkle role players around them, the Spurs lavished a max contract on LaMarcus Aldridge, a four-time All-Star from Portland who would join Kawhi Leonard as one of the focal points of the franchise after Tim Duncan retired.
Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs did everything they could to prepare for life without Tim Duncan.
They studied the pitfalls that plagued other franchises that lost foundational stars, drafted and developed talented players to be ready to pick up where he left off, and designed a basketball ecosystem that could sustain the loss of even the most important player.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An ex-financial adviser to retired San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has pleaded guilty in a multimillion-dollar fraud case and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Charles Banks of Atlanta pleaded guilty Monday in San Antonio to one count of wire fraud.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Court documents indicate a former financial adviser to retired Spurs star Tim Duncan plans to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar fraud case.
In paperwork filed Friday, lawyers for 49-year-old Charles Banks of Atlanta say he plans to admit that he misled Duncan — identified in court documents as "T.D." — to get his signatures on about $6 million in loans related to a merchandising business.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Long before John Stockton became synonymous with the Utah Jazz and Tim Duncan became known for playing for the San Antonio Spurs, they established themselves as household names thanks to their exploits in college.
Duncan starred at Wake Forest. Stockton headlined Gonzaga.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard kept the faith Monday night.
Eventually, LaMarcus Aldridge came through, too.
Together, the new faces of the Spurs produced a familiar result — a 110-06 victory at Indiana for another milestone moment. With their 42nd victory, the Spurs extended their streak of consecutive winning seasons to a league-record 20.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a strong start by the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 122-114 victory Tuesday night.
Leonard's fourth straight 30-point game helped him become the first San Antonio player to score 950 points in the first half of a season since Tim Duncan in 2003.
Coming off a career-high 38 on Saturday against Phoenix in Mexico City, Leonard was 12 for 17 from the field.
DENVER (AP) — Tony Parker likes to get his big men involved right out of the gate, just to get them in an early flow.
It worked all those years with Tim Duncan before he retired. Now it's working with LaMarcus Aldridge.
Aldridge scored 28 points, including 11 while sparking a third-quarter spurt, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 127-99 on Thursday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio Spurs fan's Facebook post featuring side-by-side pictures of him and his son at Tim Duncan's first game and the one Sunday night in which Duncan had his jersey retired is a testament to the legendary big man's longevity.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan brought more than gaudy numbers night after night for 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.
Fittingly, while the Spurs retired Duncan's No. 21 on Sunday night, those stats rarely came up.
"I don't even want to talk about rebounds or points and all that sort of things," coach Gregg Popovich said. "This individual made it possible for everybody that we brought in to be a part of this culture and be a part of the program."
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Before retiring Tim Duncan's No. 21, the San Antonio Spurs paid tribute to their longtime teammate by playing the game as he did for 19 seasons.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and the Spurs turned in a fundamentally strong performance in a 113-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For so many years, the San Antonio Spurs have been defined by their consistency, an unprecedented level of stability that has brought five championships and established the organization as a model franchise in professional sports.
The colors don't change. The coach doesn't change. The core never changed.
After 20 years and those five titles, change has finally come to San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said the San Antonio Spurs will quickly expose any team's weakness.
The Pelicans learned not only do they have a lot to work on, they also need some rest.
Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the Spurs beat the Pelicans 98-79 on Saturday night in their home opener.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Pelicans 98-79 on Saturday night in their home opener.
The Spurs won their first season opener in 20 years without Tim Duncan, who retired in the offseason. San Antonio played without any of its Big Three as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both sat out to rest in the first night of back-to-back games.
MIAMI (AP) — Happy new NBA season.
It starts Tuesday night in Cleveland, where the champion Cavaliers will raise a banner and the visiting New York Knicks will see if Derrick Rose can help them start rising back to the upper echelon of the league.