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Popovich ejected 63 seconds into game against Denver

1 year 4 months 6 days ago Wednesday, April 03 2019 Apr 3, 2019 April 03, 2019 8:31 PM April 03, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

DENVER (AP) - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich boiled over just 63 seconds into a game against Denver and was ejected.

An irate Popovich appeared to be upset over a non-foul call Wednesday night and was given a technical by official Mark Ayotte. He kept it up and was handed another from fellow official David Guthrie. Popovich's team was trailing 5-0 as he made his way to the locker room.

The last time a coach was ejected within the first 2 minutes of a game was Washington's Flip Saunders on January 2, 2012, at Boston, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. Saunders was ejected 1:46 into the game.

Taking over on the bench for Popovich was assistant coach Ettore Messina.

Popovich also was ejected Sunday during the third quarter in a loss to Sacramento. In that instance, he charged onto the court to berate an official for an out-of-bounds call.

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