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- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
Fans often forget the circus atmosphere that surrounded the Spurs in the early 1990s: six coaches in five years, bad trades and an exploding water cannon that soaked the crowd in the Alamodome. When Gregg Popovich took over as coach, in '96, he quickly turned things around by bringing discipline and stability to a franchise that just couldn't get things right.
David Firth, Reno
Popovich's philosophy about the importance of building relationships (Pop Art) is one of the secrets of good teaching, whether it be in sports, in the classroom or in everyday life. It's a lesson that many high school and college coaches could stand to learn instead of using teaching methods that often include the useless, over-the-top halftime speeches and screaming lectures you see in sports movies.
David Suitts, Charlottesville, Va.
So Much with So Little
Richard Hoffer's masterly tribute to Pat Summerall (SCORECARD) was perfect. It was concise and understated, almost as if Summerall had composed it himself.
George Barry Bertram Campbellsville, Ky.
While I enjoyed Paul Pabst's list of Hollywood quarterbacks (Is This Your Franchise QB?), I was shocked when I saw the lineup for Andrew Perloff's All-Pro team. How could the Jackson brothers from The Replacements be left out at the guard position? Jamal Abdul Jackson and André (Action) Jackson (played by Faizon Love and Michael Taliferro) were a force in the middle, even by Hollywood standards.