Gregg Popovich’s March Madness Bleeds Into April: Who Let the Dogs Out?

April 20th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Who let the dogs out? (Woof, woof, woof, woof) (Woof, woof, woof, woof)

--Baha Men


Gregg Popovich paused for a moment, glanced at the box score as if to pretend he was in deep thought, and unleashed his inner Doberman on the Spurs' role players.

"I thought we had a lot of guys," he said, "who played like dogs."

He was barking loudest at Richard Jefferson, whose four point clunker in a 100-94 Game One loss to the Dallas Mavericks stood out as a problem.

He was also venting about every other player on the squad not named Duncan, Parker, or Ginobili.

Popovich knows what to expect from his star trio this time of year. Eveyone else? All bets are off.

Part-time hoops fans complained in March when an upset of No. 1 seed Kansas destroyed their brackets for good.

The Spurs' coach still hasn't finished his, and that may provide the biggest cause for concern as the team tries to even its best-of-seven tilt with the Mavs.

If you think predicting the winner of college basketball's tournament is hard, try figuring out Popovich's rotation.

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