Nets put up fight but no match for LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs

Before Wednesday’s game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lavished praise on protégée Sean Marks, saying the Nets general manager has his team on the right track. Then the Nets took the powerhouse Spurs to the wire before falling 100-95 before 15,425 at the Barclays Center. This wasn’t like Monday’s Martin Luther

Gregg Popovich adds to LaVar Ball fury: He’s “meaningless’

We found another member of the LaVar Ball fan club. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mocked the loudmouth dad for being insignificant, after his remarks criticizing Lakers coach Luke Walton have been met with sharp opposition. “Whenever anyone says anything about another individual or about the quality of another individual, or

Frank Ntilikina moved by praise from his idol’s head coach

The Knicks didn’t come close to winning this past Thursday in San Antonio, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did notice one thing: Phil Jackson drafted a good one at point guard. Sixteen years after Tony Parker became the NBA’s first French point guard, Frank Ntilikina is doing his native

Frank Ntilikina’s hero also came from humble NBA beginnings

Gregg Popovich thinks back 16 years and wonders what he was thinking. This 19-year-old kid out of France was actually playing well enough during the preseason to make the grizzled coach wonder if he had what it took to be a point guard on his NBA team. “The way

Knicks overwhelmed by Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks were just relieved they weren’t blown out of Alamo City. They received a holiday gift from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who rested superstar Kawhi Leonard on Thursday night for what the Spurs termed as “return from injury management.’’ Popovich made the right call and the

Nets can’t end their San Antonio futility

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs handed out a reminder of why the Nets choose them for the blueprint of their rebuild. The Nets have suffered more at the hands of the Spurs than anyone, and more here in San Antonio than anywhere. Tuesday was no different, the Nets getting

Knicks finally feeling the effects of no Phil Jackson: NBA expert

Turner Sports Hall of Fame NBA reporter David Aldridge talks Knicks, Lonzo and covering Gregg Poppovich with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Have the Knicks removed the laughingstock label that was plastered on them in recent reasons? A: Nobody seemed to understand what Phil [Jackson] was doing, and he wasn’t

Gregg Popovich on the feedback he’s getting for Trump critiques

Gregg Popovich has received a plethora of letters from NBA fans across the country in reply to his outspokenness on political issues. And the Spurs coach is listening. Popovich, who has criticized President Donald Trump on multiple occasions, told ESPN he aims to respond to most of the backlash. “I