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10) Having coaches use their players in the way they feel is best doesn't work in the best interest of the networks
9) It's right there on the NBA rate card fine, under the header of Cost Of Infuriating the Commissioner
8) Wouldn't want the public to start doubting the importance of one of 82 regular season games
7) Fine would have been doubled if the Spurs actually won the game, and seeing as they were ahead in the fourth, they really dodged a bullet
6) Apologizing to the NBA's fans usually doesn't happen outside of a melee, referee scandal or ESPN/ABC hires
5) Popovich's actions might make people start to realize that the league's scheduling really doesn't help to promote fair competition
4) It's roughly the amount that the commissioner lost on the point spread movement on the game
3) It's merely the opening bid for the eventual settlement amount of $250 and a bag of nachos
2) The fact that the Spurs won tonight in Memphis against ...
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MIAMI Had the Miami Heat lost Thursday, perhaps David Stern would have fined them.
Or maybe somebody else would have.
Itd have been embarrassing, Heat center Chris Bosh said of possibly falling to Spurs Lite. The coaches probably would have fined us.
In a very bizarre night in the NBA, the Heat prevented it from becoming even more odd by defeating undermanned San Antonio 105...
So originally, the bigger story here was the fact that the defending “champion” Miami Heat barely pulled out a win against the Washington Generals…I mean, the San Antonio bench.
But then enters David Stern.
See, Gregg Popovich is a hall of fame coach, one of the greatest ever. And he knows that, and acts accordingly. Generally never answering to anybody...
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The San Antonio Spurs receiving the “substantial sanctions” statement
from David Stern last night seems puzzling. With just over a year
until retirement, Stern continues to lay down the law by making slightly
questionable decisions which keep adding up. The Spurs resting Tim Duncan, Tony
Parker, Manu Ginobli, and Danny Green against Miami rattled...
Gregg Popovich was disappointed in the NBA's $250,000 fine and did not rule out a potential appeal.
TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley conducted a quick sideline interview with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich before the start of the second quarter of Thursday night's NBA game against the Miami Heat.
Apparently Barkley was unaware that he was only allowed to ask two questions, so when Barkley attempted to ask a third question, Popovich had to politely inform...
Sir Charles Barkley asked one to many questions to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich last night and Big Poppa cut him off. Charles is only suppose to have 2 questions per interview, and he went for three and Pop had no time for him. Check out the video below.
What a beast Pop is. He caught some flack before this game for not bringing Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker...
Everyone, including the Commissioner of the NBA David Stern, seems to be getting bent out of shape about the idea of San Antonio Spurs head coach looking out for his team come June...
Except here at the HQ...
We were listening to the very sly, sports talk radio network late last night when their overnight host was throwing "bricks" at the Spurs...
Mark Cuban has never been one to see eye-to-eye with NBA commissioner David Stern.
But when it comes to the biggest rival the Dallas Mavericks, it's safe to assume Cuban follows the old saying of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Before Saturday's game against the Detroit Piston, Cuban let it be known that he agrees with the 250,000 fine Stern leveled the...
When San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich wasn't drawing the wrath of NBA Commissioner David Stern during last night's Spurs-Heat clash, Pop was being his usual self during the in-game interviews with TNT.
Except this time, he was being asked the questions by Charles Barkley which you knew meant instant comedy.
"The Chuckster" did time as the sideline reporter...
Any somewhat dedicated fan of the NBA will know the league's toughest task isn't trying to stop LeBron James on a fast break, it isn't trying to guard Kevin Durant 1 on 1, it's the in-game Gregg Popovich interview. We've seen him shut down sideline reporters like Craig Sager and David Aldridge numerous times, but last night was a unique opportunity to see Charles...
Brandon Tierney on the Spurs resting: "Greg Popovich is paid well to position his Spurs for a title run, and keeping (mostly) old wheels fresh is part of that equation. Conversely, David Stern is...
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The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 on Friday for leaving four players home to rest before their game Thursday night in Miami against the Heat. Commissioner David Stern said in a statement that the Spurs cheated the league and the fans by not bringing Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Tony Parker along for the finale of their six-game road trip. "The result...