Ettore Messina to coach Spurs in Gregg Popovich's place in Game 3 vs. Warriors

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The San Antonio Spurs announced Thursday that assistant coach Ettore Messina will coach the team in Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, stepping in for Gregg Popovich one day after the death of his wife, Erin Popovich, after battling what was reportedly a prolonged illness.

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