Found November 30, 2012 on
The NBA has fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 as a result of coach Gregg Popovich sending the teams stars home for a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat. Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, on a commercial flight home instead of playing them against the Miami Heat. Popovich wanted his starters to rest before Saturday's home game against the NBA leading Memphis Grizzlies. The Heat beat the Spurs 105-100. "The result here is dictated by the totality of the facts in this case. The Spurs decided to make four of their top players unavailable for an early-season game that was the team's only regular-season visit to Miami. The team also did this without informing the Heat, the media, or the league office in a timely way. Under these circumstances, I have concluded that the Spurs did a disservice to the league and our fans." Said NBA Commissioner David Stern in a statement.
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Remember when Tony Parker dressed up as Nick Fury and Tim Duncan was The Punisher? Their Halloween photos were fun, but nothing racy…until now. The Spurs are no longer the most boring team in America…amid a $250,000 fine for sitting out against the Miami Heat, check out this photo of Parker and Duncan using their fake guns on a fellow party-goer dressed as referee, Joey Crawford:
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Gregg Popovich says he doesn't know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a 250,000 fine from the NBA for sending four of his top players home to rest instead of them playing the Miami Heat.
Popovich said before Saturday night's game against Memphis that he was "disappointed" in the decision by NBA Commissioner David Stern. It was the first comments...
Gregg Popovich said Saturday night he doesn't know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a $250,000 fine from the NBA for sending his star players home to rest instead of playing them against the Miami Heat.
Speaking publicly for the first time since NBA Commissioner David Stern handed down the stiff penalty Friday, the Spurs coach and team president said he was ''disappointed...
For a man who is set to retire in 2014, David Stern still has a lot fight left. Maybe he should save his fight for when he really needs it. Taking on the San Antonio Spurs Greg Popovich for resting his players during the course of an 82 game season is a wasted fight.
For those who missed it here is what happened: The Spurs played without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and...
Lost in all the Gregg Popovich sitting four key players against the Miami Heat and David Stern idiotically losing his lid and promising serious sanctions talk was that our man Craig Sager was back in action dropping another pimp suit on us.
To see the dope suit he was rocking go to our site: http://www.baconsports.com/craig-sagers-suit-and-the-many-faces-he-made/
Gregg Popovich was disappointed in the NBA's $250,000 fine and did not rule out a potential appeal.
Everyone has their opinions on David Stern fining the San Antonio Spurs for sending home their stars, even one of their stars. Manu Ginobili typed up a great story on explaining on CanchaLlena.com how cautious Gregg Popovich has been with him and the team and that he's done this very action before with no consequences.
Manu went to state that Pop had asked him if he wanted...
NBA Commissioner David Stern promised substantial sanctions against the San Antonio Spurs after head coach Gregg Popovich sent home four players before a nationally televised game on Thursday. On Friday the NBA announced a $250,000 fine against the Spurs.
The Spurs were playing their fourth road game in five nights when they played against Miami on Thursday night. San Antonio will...
The Spurs are played the Heat on national television Thursday Night, benching Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, and two other regulars who aren't as notable. So David Stern said he would take "substantial sanctions." This is ridiculous. The Spurs played their fourth game in five nights and coach Pop rested his 30+ year old stars. And started this guy. The...
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...
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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was asked for his reaction to the punishment handed down to the Spurs, and he was unfazed.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made a seemingly logical decision to sit four of his top players at the end of a six-game road trip to better prepare for a showdown with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The organization now has a lighter wallet because of it.
Despite NBA commissioner David Stern's controversial penalty, San Antonio's core will be well-rested Saturday night...
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich left four Spurs starters at home for their nationally televised game against the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Forwards Tim Duncan, Danny Green and guards Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili stayed in San Antonio Those four players are four of the Spurs' top five scorers, averaging a combined 57.9 points a game. That's more than half of the 102...
By now you know what happened before last night's Spurs-Heat clash... Spurs' Popovich sent the team's "Big 3" back to San Antonio plus Danny Green, Stern didn't like that, and vowed "substantial sanctions" coming towards the Spurs' way. That's it in a nutshell.
So now the fallout begins.
You can understand both sides. Stern knew...
San Antonio Spurs (13-3) vs. Miami Heat (10-3)
Um, so this game got a lot less interesting.
I mean, it might be fun to watch because Charles Barkley is calling the game, but Gregg Popovich's decision to send Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili home to end this road trip for San Antonio takes a lot of the juice out of this game. This is not a 13-3 Spurs...