Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 12/31/12
It’s New Year’s Eve and what better way for the San Antonio Spurs (24-8) to play a game than to host the team that comes from the Big Apple area, not the New York Knicks, but the Brooklyn Nets (16-14). The Nets come in with a new coach after head coach and former Spur Avery Johnson was fired from the Nets last week. “I’ve already made a concise statement about that situation,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to the media before the game about Johnson’s firing. "It's San Antonio,” continued Popovich to the visiting Brooklyn media, “we don't talk much. We pretty much keep it in the locker room, keep it to ourselves. We don’t care where you’re from,” continued Popovich on his stance not to discuss Johnson’s firing furthermore. Popovich did say that Gary Neal would be out against the Nets and he mentioned how the Nets have individuals who can create matchup problems, as he mentioned Joe Johsnon, Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, and one Brook Lopez. "He's a strange one,”
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