Gregg Popovich's night on Wednesday lasted 1 minute and 3 seconds.
The Spurs coach was ejected in San Antonio, Denver for over a minute in the first quarter. Apparently he was upset about not calling the Nuggets. Paul Millsap.
Millsap defended LaMarcus Aldridge in the post. Aldridge turned to a short sweater with Millsap in the face and missed the attempt. Popovich plumped out of his chair on the bench, then called for a break and protested further against the non-call of the official Mark Ayotte.
Popovich was hit with two technical fouls and showed the door to ESPN Stats & Information research for the fastest ejection this season. Nuggets guard Jamal Murray made one of two free throws to give Denver an early 6-0 lead.
The Spurs lost 1
After the game, Popovich did not have much to say about his ejection.
"You have to ask the officials," he said.
Gregg Popovich crashes with the press conference of Nuggets coach Michael Malone, who faces 63 seconds before the end of the game.
Soon afterwards, Popovich entered Scrum, where Nuggets coach Michael Malone conducted his post-game interviews. The exchange between coaches was almost as long as Popovich's appearance in the competition.
Malone: "We just talked about an NBA record recorded tonight."
Popovich: "What was the record? What happened?"
Malone: "In 63 seconds, somebody was thrown away."
Popovich: "You are serious, this person must have met somebody Somebody is verbally abused or anything? "
The Wednesday's game was the second time this week that Popovich was ejected: he was thrown after missing out on San Sebastián in the third quarter of the San Antonio home defeat. 106 had argued against the Sacramento kings on Sunday.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Popovich is the first head coach to be knocked out in the first two minutes of a game since Wizards coach Flip Saunders, who threw 1:46 in a game in Boston in 2012.