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Gregg Popovich on Pau Gasol: “He is not the Pau of old but he’s still a competitor”

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Gregg Popovich had high praise for Spanish legend and former NBA champion Pau Gasol after the preparation game between Team USA and Spain.

Popovich was impressed by the way Gasol played in the game and his competitiveness, despite his age (41).

“Of course, Pau is not the Pau of old but he’s still a competitor. And he still has great hands and he’s still a great passer. He gets big under the net on the block. He’s a load because he has all those skills. I’m sure they’re happy he’s still playing,” Popovich said about Gasol, via Eurohoops.net.

Pau Gasol, who headlines the roster of Spain for the Olympic Games, played under Gregg Popovich for three years in the San Antonio Spurs (2016 – 2019).

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