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07:13 AM ET 08.22 | In some corners, San Antonio's Gregg Popovich is considered the best coach in the NBA, but don't come to DeJuan Blair talking about Pop's greatness. The new Mavericks big man once was an up-and-comer with the Spurs before things went sideways, Tiago Splitter arrived and Blair's stock went down faster than a margarita on the Riverwalk. So what happened? "I don't know," Blair said. "Pop stopped [playing] me. I couldn't tell you what was going through that man's head at all. Nobody knows but him." What was perfectly clear, though, was that Blair needed a change of address. "I had to leave and come here where I think they'll give me confidence and believe in me," he said. "I didn't think they believed in me in San Antonio, so that's pretty good here. I feel supported. That's how it is."

The Dallas Morning News

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August 22, 2013  07:59 AM ET

While I hate players whining about their ex-coaches or players, Blair is right to an extent. Pop's rotation is nothing but mind boggling. Bonner played minutes that no can could understand, and Spurs mostly lost during all those minutes. Blair is no all-star, but he is most definitely better than Bonner defensively.
Also Pop's man crush on Manu was baffling. He was in no shape or condition to play that many minutes, and it showed with all those crucial turnovers. IMO Heat didn't win 2013 season, Pop lost it for the Spurs.

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

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August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

 
August 22, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ghostown will agree w/ Blair! He is the worse coach ever!


This site still sucks!

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