San Antonio faces a big uphill battle, as no National Basketball Association team has overcome a 3-0 series deficit. The Spurs confirmed the news with a statement Wednesday after Popovich had run the Spurs practice as usual. He served as the team's fill-in head coach for two regular season games in March 2016 while Popovich was dealing with a family medical emergency, losing the first game to the Indiana Pacers but beating the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second.
Spurs assistant Ettore Messina coached San Antonio in Game 3 and will again Sunday afternoon. And while the Golden State Warriors definitely don't need him to get past the Spurs, there is some good news.
Messina, 58, was a highly successful global coach (four European championships) in Italy, Spain and Russian Federation before joining Popovich's staff in 2016.
He was an assistant for the Falcons from 1973 to 1979.
If not for James' heroics in Game 2, the Cavaliers could well be staring at a potential sweep, with no magic elixir seemingly on the way. Rudy Gay and Tony Parker tried to lead the San Antonio Spurs through a postseason home game wave but simply didn't have enough juice to combat a Warriors team long on talent and longer on discipline as the playoffs get underway.
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"We didn't do any contact, so he's not cleared for contact yet", coach Kerr said of Curry. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent women who provided love, support, and humor to all of us".
"I just want Pop to know that the whole National Basketball Association family is supporting him and got his back through it all", Durant said.
"He's one of the best coaches in the world", Popovich said in 2015.
As for Curry, he will have his knee re-evaluated next week and the team will figure out his status going forward from there. Here are some of the reactions posted on the social media platform.