Originally Posted by improbus
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.
It is more obvious than that. It is an ethical dilemma to put your best team on the floor out of respect for people who paid good money to attend your event vs. claiming you are resting all of your starters in a marquee matchup because of the grueling schedule-------a month into the season. Posturing is never pretty, and that is all this is, a good ole fashion turf war between children dressing like adults.