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Pat Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic, joins Matt this week to discuss a variety of NBA topics. He comments on Gregg Popovich's decision to send four players home last week just before a game, offers thoughts on the impact David Stern's retirement will have on the league and talks about the season outlook for the Suns and the Magic. Plus, hear all about his latest book: NBA List Jam!
Among his observations:
On Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sending four players home just before a game last week: "I think the league handled it the right way. You just can't do that."
On the Phoenix Suns outlook: "They have some nice, young pieces, but it's going to take time to pull it all together. So, I think Orlando and Phoenix are definitely kind of on the same path here and are two evenly matched teams."
On David Stern retiring: "I guess we weren't surprised. We had heard rumors about it, but that's going to be a tough loss."
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Fine or no fine, Gregg Popovich isn't likely to change his philosophy on resting starters throughout the season.
So far, the San Antonio Spurs' bench has been ready to answer the coach's call.
The Spurs, though, won't get a break in the schedule Friday night when they host the Houston Rockets, losers of five straight on the road.
San Antonio's reserves nearly...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday his 250,000 fine of the San Antonio Spurs was justified because the club went beyond what league owners agreed was a reasonable approach to resting healthy players.
Stern said coaches should have the authority to rest players at the end of the season, but that teams should not rest four starters little more than a month...
We don’t exactly know why NBA Commissioner David Stern was at the Saints practice, but we do know he broke down the huddle with quarterback Drew Brees at the Saints practice, Wednesday.
Drew Brees & @nba Commissioner David Stern breakdown the team huddle after practice twitpic.com/bjconv
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 5, 2012
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David Stern is at it again, wanting to change the rules of the NBA. This time it's after the Houston Rockets were able to effectively use the "hack-a-Howard" strategy to foul Dwight Howard away from the ball (not just in the final 2 minutes) and earn a comeback victory after Dwight missed about 50% of his free throws.
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The cynic in a lot of us wonders if David Stern wouldn't be so concerned with intentional fouls if it wasn't for who was being intentionally fouled and what team that guy plays for.
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Beautiful. Apparently this is real and before last week’s sanctions. Glad to see Mr. Longoria Parker and The Big Fundamental had themselves a good time this past October 31st. Photoshopping David Stern in a suit onto Joey Crawford’s body is too easy, but this photo is already too perfect. Happy belated Halloween!!
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