It was a tough night for Gregg Popovich.
Though his San Antonio Spurs blew out the Golden State Warriors in the season-opener Tuesday night, it was the first time in nearly 20 years he coached a basketball team that didn’t have Tim Duncan on its roster. So it’s not a surprise that he was in a particularly sour mood.
When asked about how he’s coping with Duncan’s absence, Popovich refused to acknowledge the big man’s retirement. He said he’s fining Duncan $2,500 every day he doesn’t show up. That state of delusion might explain Popovich’s answer when a reporter inquired about his relationship with Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Nice. Good to see Pop is already in midseason form.