NBA Commissioner David Stern is ticked off at San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who doggedly places team goals over those of the league.
An unsympathetic Popovich continues to sternly defend his hugely successful player-management strategies, while Stern promises to bring the hammer to the Spurs.
When Popovich decided to sit four presumably healthy starters (power forward Tim Duncan, point guard Tony Parker, shooting guard Manu Ginobili, and small forward Danny Green) in a nationally-televised primetime matchup in November, NBA Commissioner David Stern determined that the four-time championship coach’s actions were unacceptable.
Both men are trying to protect their interests but who’s right and who’s out of bounds in this game-inside-the-game?
With TV Dollars at Stake, the NBA Means Business vs. the Spurs
The NBA Commissioner is naturally upset when he learns hours before tipoff that Popovich is going to sit his best players in a game in November—a primetime, nationally televised game. The matchup on TNT featured the team with the most wins in the West vs. the ...
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NBA’s David Stern, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Protect Their InterestsNovember 30th, 2012 by Gabriel Taylor Leave a reply »