Former NBA coach George Karl says he misses hooping with the Spurs ABA team
With more time spent at 36棋牌 during social distancing, many people are looking back on old photos, including former Spurs player and NBA coach George Karl.
Karl, who last coached the Sacramento Kings in 2016, tweeted a vintage photo of himself going for a layup as a Spurs guard. Karl said a friend sent him the nearly 50-year-old photo.
"Loved ABA ball," he shared on Friday. "Missing hooping a lot these days. Hope everyone is safe and finding meaning and purpose in your lives."
The now 68-year-old was one of the original Spurs players, before the team joined the NBA in 1976. He played a few more seasons before becoming an assistant Spurs coach for Doug Moe.
"I don't know how to phrase it, but San Antonio wasn't a city then," Karl remembered the Spurs' early days in a previous mySA report. "It was a town, a big town, and the Arena got to be like a party. It was the thing to do. It was a celebration of San Antonio nightlife at a basketball game."
A friend shared this pic with me during my time with the , almost 50 years ago! Loved ABA ball! Missing hoop a lot these days.— George Karl (@CoachKarl22)
Hope everyone is safe and finding meaning and purpose in your lives.
Longtime Spurs fans replied to Karl's memory. One said he grew up in the former Spurs player's neighborhood and went to a garage sale Karl had before moving.
"You signed my basketball and gave my some Spurs notepads," Twitter user @chill_twonine said. "I'll never forget how nice you were to me. Thanks, Coach."
Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for MySA.com |