Popovich, who's now been ejected from two of his last three games, wasn't happy with a call and had some words with one of the refs during a timeout.
Referee Tyler Ford was left unimpressed by Popovich's behavior and handed him two technical fouls, before ejecting him from the game.
"Somebody got thrown out in 63 seconds", Malone explained.
Popovich: "Are you serious?"
Popovich has been known to call timeouts just a few possessions into a game if he feels his team hasn't come out with the right approach, but this is a new one. Somebody get hit tonight? "Did somebody get cursed at or anything?" He was tossed after arguing with officials Sunday during the third quarter of the Spurs' 113-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
It seems Popovich would do well to control his temper, as the Spurs lost both games in which he was ejected. While the Spurs are guaranteed a playoff berth, finishing eighth in the standings will in all likelihood see them face the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.
The San Antonio Spurs went on to lose the game 113-85 although the team is still guaranteed a playoff spot.