San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been for his coaching ability, basketball prowess, candid interviews and the ever so often resting of his players. The very aspect of resting players has come under some scrutiny this season and it’s something Popovich has seamlessly stood by for some years now. However, with the playoffs right around the corner, Popovich has no plans to rest his players with only two games remaining.
Following from Michael C. Wright of ESPN.
The great rest debate skidded to a denouement in San Antonio on Saturday, with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich saying “nobody’s going to rest” in the final two games of the regular season on the heels of a 98-87 loss to the LA Clippers.
“Our execution at both games, defensively and offensively, was very poor,” Popovich said. “Nobody’s going to rest. Everybody’s going to play. We already rested everybody, and we have days in between now. It’s like the playoffs, kind of. There’s no back-to-backs. There’s no bad travel or anything like that, so it’s time for rhythm and that sort of thing. Hopefully we’ll play better next week.”
With only two games remaining and a matchup with a gritty Memphis Grizzlies team, Popovich clearly wants his team firing on all cylinders entering the playoffs.