It isn't time for the San Antonio Spurs to hit the panic button, but Gregg Popovich knows something needs to change. The Spurs head coach isn't pointing any fingers, though. On the contrary, Popovich admits that he must do a better job following the team's blowout loss at the hands of the Houston Rockets.
“Just like we would if we had two wins,” he said to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “It’s a game where you continue to try to get better in all aspects of the game. We are obviously discombobulated on offense. A lot of that has to do with me, so I have to do a better job there. And defensively, we obviously have to shore up our effort and our wisdom at that end of the court. So, we have a lot of work to do.”
The good news for the Spurs is that they have one of the greatest coaches of all time to try and figure out how to fix this mess they're in. The bad news is that even Gregg Popovich could have a hard time cracking this nut.
The Spurs look lost this year. Injuries to major pieces like Dejounte Murray and roster turnover that saw Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green begrudgingly traded to Toronto have given Popovich's squad a completely new look.
Unfortunately, the new-look Spurs haven't looked very good this season. The offense is out of sync and the defense is as porous as any Popovich-led team has ever looked. Pop has his work cut out for him.