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Gregg Popovich and the art of the double-tech ejection (part 2)

Or how Pop earned the fastest trip to the locker room in NBA history

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

1:03. That’s one-minute, three seconds.

That’s exactly how long Gregg Popovich coaches the San Antonio Spurs last night against the Denver Nuggets before referee Mark Ayotte showed him the exit.

Considering how players like Draymond Green get into faces when they oppose a call, the variable of a referees mood changes from day to day.

This is Pop’s second ejection this week, and compared to Sunday’s exit at the AT&T Center, this confrontation was mild. See the 2:10 mark:

After the game, during Michael Malone’s postgame press rally, this happened:

Pop’s 63 second ejection bests Don Nelsons 93 second election.

Even in ejections, these two top tier coaches are competitive.

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