Pop of the day

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"I don’t love [basketball] the way everybody else does. I don’t sleep it and eat it. I already did that, and I know what I like to do, what I like to coach, and that’s what we do. But I’m not gonna beat myself up over a loss and I’m not gonna pat myself on the back about a win. It’s basketball, and it should hold that space in your life. So I don’t think it’s all that important. It’s our job. We work at it, and then you let it go, and think about life, because life’s pretty damn short. I’ll make sure I’m not coaching as long as Nellie and Larry [Brown], that’s for sure.”

-- Gregg Popovich, January 2011