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So far this season when an opposing team plays the San Antonio Spurs, their head coach is going to ask to comment on Gregg Popovich's decision to rest his stars. The responses from the coaching community has been siding with Pop and add Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles.
When he was discussing bench players taking advantage of extra minutes when a guy is injured, he jokingly said.
"Normally, you don't go through a season you know missing guys, unless you choose to rest them"
He then got serious and responded to the controversial move by Popovich.
"I think the coaches ought to coach their teams the way they see fit."
Coaches sticking together on issues should be no surprise.
While fans and some owners tend to think they know more than a head coach for a team, they see it through a different perpsective. They have to have a vision that incorporates their team as a whole, not just a handful of players.
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The Milwaukee Bucks got some good news yesterday and some bad news. They got Luc Mbah a Moute off the bench, but they lost Mike Dunleavy. The Bucks, who have battled injuries as much as any other team in the league this season, will have a thin bench, but Mbah a Moute will be available going forward.According to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, coach...
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The best fourth quarter team in the NBA did it again Wednesday night, with the Bucks becoming their latest victim.
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MILWAUKEE -- Already letting one game against the Bobcats slip through their hands this season, the Milwaukee Bucks weren't going to let it happen again. In a battle of two teams that badly needed a victory, the Bucks dominated from start to finish, taking care of business against a Charlotte team that has come crashing down to Earth after a 7-5 start.
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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...
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...
With a full roster when the team is healthy, the San Antonio Spurs can't promise players on the bench huge minutes on a nightly basis.
With main rotational players taking up most of the 48 minutes in an NBA game, rust and players not developing would be a huge problem if they'd be needed to step up during a major injury.
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On the latest episode of New Era Radio ... Happy Birthday, Jay-Z! Colin Kaepernick vs. Alex Smith; the Jovan Belcher tragedy; Gregg Popovich and the Spurs give the NBA the finger ... and Leena LeCage stops by to talk music (and Knicks basketball).
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