Spurs notes on Bonner and a Spurs great


San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner will be back in action tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers after suffering a sprained ankle in the Spurs home opener.

“It looks like Matty’s going to be available this weekend,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said when asked about Bonner’s availability. (source Express News)

Also former Spurs great James Silas will be enshrined in the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in December.· His jersey is one of six jerseys to be retired by the Spurs. Congratulations Silas. (source Express News)

Speaking of Silas, his son Xavier Silas who plays for Northern Illinois University, received some friendly advice from his father about unwinding and getting his mind off basketball with a round of golf:

It turns out the challenge of hitting an occasional 320-yard drive is designed to keep him from fretting so much about hitting 21-foot shots.

“It was my dad’s idea,” said Silas, referring to former San Antonio Spurs great James Silas. “I was in the gym a lot and my dad, ‘You should do something that takes your mind off of it.’ (source dailyherald.com)

Pretty sure when your father is an ABA and Spurs great, any advice he gives goes a long way and you should probably listen.