The San Antonio Spurs on Monday night narrowly defeated the underhanded Dallas Mavericks. In fact, the Mavericks had a chance to steal the win in the final minute of the game. Following the contest, Spurs head coach Greg Popovich voice absolute frustration over his team’s performance.
Coach Pop with the best rant of the year after beating the worst team in the NBA.
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— Casey Keirnan (@CaseyKeirnan) November 22, 2016
Popovich had much reason to be angry as the Mavericks had no business having the opportunity to win the game. They are already out with two of their primary contributors in Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. The Spurs also decided to rest both LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker, but Dallas has struggled out of the gate to start the season winning just two of their first 11 games.
These type of rants is clear example of what has helped made Popovich one of the best coaches in the league. He has built a winning culture around the Spurs over nearly the past two decades behind this tough coaching style. It won’t be surprising to see that this leads to a huge surge by San Antonio in the coming weeks.