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Nov 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Gregg Popovich says he does not know if the San Antonio Spurs will appeal a $250,000 fine from the NBA and commissioner David Stern for sending his top four players (Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Danny Green) home to rest instead of them playing the Miami Heat on Thursday.
NBA stuck it to Spurs w/ schedule that set ‘em up to get blown out by absurdly rested Heat on 4th road game in 5 nights. So Pop got ‘em back
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 30, 2012
I hate it…RT “@bobleyespn: What do you think of Gregg Popovich sitting 4 starters & sending them home for last night’s game vs the Heat?”
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) November 30, 2012
Popovich said before Saturday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies that he was “disappointed” ...
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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...
The NBA stood up and fined the San Antonio Spurs $250k for the stunt that head coach Greg Popovich pulled by withholding his primary stars from a nationally televised game.
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Gregg Popovich was disappointed in the NBA's $250,000 fine and did not rule out a potential appeal.
Since when did a league commissioner start making the decisions about who is going to play and when they are going to play for the teams they play for? Never in the history of sports have I seen a commissioner of a sports league dictate who should be playing in the games. That has always been left up to the in-divisional teams and their coaching staff. It was clear that Gregg Popovich...
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...
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...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Second wind
Maybe this is why Gregg Popovich wanted to save his best player's legs.
San Antonio needed every single one of Tony Parker's 30 points and six assists and every single one of Tim Duncan's 27 points and 15 rebounds to help force overtime and defeat...
Project Spurs' Jose Grijalva weighed in on the David Stern-Gregg Popovich drama, the league has fined the Spurs and the crew over at TNT had a spirited debate on whether San Antonio Spurs' Popovich's decision to send Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green back to San Antonio to rest was a good move or not. Check out Kenny Smith, Chris Webber, Shaq, and...
NBA commissioner David Stern penalized Gregg Popovich and the Spurs for their decision to send home Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green before their Thursday night match-up against the Miami Heat. But does the commissioner have the right to tell Popovich how to coach his team?
It’s understandable to see why fans would be upset with the situation. Heat fans probably...
NBA commissioner David Stern knows that the San Antonio Spurs are an old team. He also knows that head coach Gregg Popovich will rest his aging starters from time to time.Stern even admitted as much by saying that he has no problem with teams resting their starters. But when it comes to the Spurs playing in a nationally televised game, he expects all the stars to be playing. CLICK...
Stern, Popovich and MVP Duncan
The flight that took Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Danny Green to Memphis last week turned out to be one heck of an expensive flight not only because airplane tickets aren’t super cheap these days, but because head coach Gregg Popovich‘s decision to send them home to Texas instead of Miami cost the San Antonio Spurs organization a...