NBA News: Gregg Popovich’s Disappointment of Spurs Fine Is Justified

December 1st, 2012 by Michael Moraitis Leave a reply »
Only one day after NBA Commissioner David Stern levied a hefty fine against the San Antonio Spurs for resting their star players for a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich voiced his disappointment of such a punishment with total justification.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports originally broke the news of the fine via Twitter:

David Stern has fined the Spurs $250,000.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 30, 2012

Here is what Popovich had to say about the fine, per Dan McCarney of

“What I do from my perspective is a coaching perspective,” he said. “I think the league operates from a business perspective, and that’s reflected in the action they took. That’s that, and we move on.”

A classy yet truthful response from one of the NBA's most respected figures. Popovich could have gone on with a long rant about the fine, but instead he made his response short, sweet and straight to the point.

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