“It was really bad” coach Popovich’s anger after losing 14 straight games
San Antonio lost again.
The San Antonio Spurs lost 110-120 in a match against the Charlotte Hornets in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Charlotte Spectrum Center on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time).
Both teams are at the bottom of their respective conferences. Joining the tanking race for the nomination of French supernova Victor Wembanyama, one of the 바카라best prospects in the 2023 draft.
But no team goes into a game dreaming of losing. San Antonio, who was mired in 13 consecutive losses, was more determined to win.
However, San Antonio’s desperation did not lead to victory. San Antonio was overwhelmed by giving up a triple-double to Charlotte’s ace Ramello Ball. The defense under the opponent’s goal also failed to attack properly. San Antonio allowed 12 blocked shots to Mark Williams, Nick Richards and PJ Washington in the loss.
The patience of Greg Popovich, who leads San Antonio, has reached its limit.
“It’s ridiculous to try to get into the paint zone through 7-foot tall players,” said coach Popovich.
He continued, “Of course, most of our team players are young. But their youth was not visible. Several mistakes were exposed, such as not participating in the transition. These are problems that cannot be overlooked.”
As coach Popovich said, San Antonio is made up of young players. Although he lacks experience and skill, he has the spirit and confidence to make up for it. However, on this day, the San Antonio players failed to show their strengths and collapsed.
“At some point, you need to have the pride to show smart and competitive performance,” Popovich said. We have to find out if we can,” he said, raising his voice.
Coach Popovich built a San Antonio dynasty with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker with his unique leadership. This was directly linked to San Antonio’s winning DNA.
But in today’s San Antonio, this winning DNA is nowhere to be found. This is the point where the wisdom of director Popovich, which has been cultivated over a long period of time, should shine.