San Antonio Spurs head coach will be leading the West All-Star team for the fourth time in his NBA career. An honor for most but for Pop, it’s something he can pass on.
Pop had a chance to sit down and speak with ESPN’s Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo and Marc Stein in Toronto and delved into Kobe Bryant’s final season, the meshing of LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, the team’s stellar record and more including his thoughts on the Warriors which were interesting.
The Spurs and Warriors have been the cream of the crop in the league this season. Both are winning at an incredible pace, boast great records, and many pick either of these teams to win it all this season. And for as much as the Spurs keep on getting wins, they still have not closed the gap for the top spot in the West with the way the Warriors have been playing.
But when it comes right down to it, Pop admits he is envious of Golden State and what they got going this season.
“You don’t get discouraged but I’ve spent more time thinking about Golden State, than I have any other team I’ve ever thought about in my whole career. They are really fun,” said Popovich. “I’d go buy a ticket to watch and go watch them play. And when I see them move the ball, I get very envious. When I see them shoot uncontested shots more than anybody else in the league, it’s inspiring. It’s just great basketball. I’m actually enjoying them very much.”
As for trying to play with them, Pop basically states, Golden State is unsolvable.
“You try to solve them but they’re, in a sense, are unsolvable.”
Hear what else Pop had to say about Golden State and much more including the team’s defense, offense, Aldridge’s development into the team and prepping for the postseason.
What do you say Spurs fans? Do you agree with Pop and his thoughts on Golden State?