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NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

The death of the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has brought an outpouring of support across the NBA.

Erin Popovich died Wednesday at 67, the team said without disclosing details. Her death came after a long illness, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Spurs star Manu Ginobili says the team is "devastated, we are all hurting." But the players will "go out there and compete" and respect Popovich's philosophy of playing with "fire" and "determination."

The Spurs trail the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the first round, with the playoff series shifting to San Antonio on Thursday night. The 69-year-old coach —...