Coach Pop fired back at the apology Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver did when he took the mic Thursday during the Spurs vs Suns preseason game and announced to the fans in attendance that he was sorry for the Spurs resting so many players during the game. Coach Pop was quoted saying
“As I said, the silliness begins,” he said. “Most wise individuals would check facts before they made statements. Unless you’re interested in putting on a show. In that case, the facts get in your way, as in this case.
“We had five guys we didn’t send. Patty Mills had a shoulder operation over the summer.Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out the whole preseason. Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) was out and is still out for 10 more days. The other two, Duncan and Ginobili, are two of the oldest guys in the league who just came back from a 13-day European trip.
“The only thing that surprises me is that he didn’t say it in a chicken suit. I’ll just leave it at that.”