Originally Posted by texasdave
Popovich was wrong. Stern was right. My buddy is a big Spurs' fan and always buy excellent seats. Last year he bought 4 $125 tix. And, trust me, this was a large amount of money for him. I would imagine all told the bill that night ran to about 700 dollars. So the people at home who aren't out a huge amount like that would probably be whistling a different tune if they were in his shoes. Resting guys in November. The NBA markets individual players. I think they have to play if possible. Ridiculous.
Okay, but how is Stern supposed to legislate his coaches? Does he have to review the teams lineup before every game? Isn't a coaches obligation to his team and doing whats best for them?
If Stern wants to complain, complain to the scheduling department. Do you really want an old SA team playing Miami in their 4th game in their 4th city in 5 nights with a big game two days later in Memphis when Miami was playing their first game in four days? Doesn't that open the door for injuries to the oft injured Ginobili, Parker, and Duncan? If you want to protect the integrity of your precious nationally televised games, then you probably shouldn't do such a poor job of scheduling these game.