Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Kings

March 1, 2013

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich:
(On Tiago Splitter being available every game this year…)
“He is a good player. That consistency is important. His being available every night is something we haven’t had in the past. He has been the one steadying factor. He has been real important to us.”

(On Aron Baynes being back in the lineup after playing in last night’s Austin Toros game…)
“He played last night in Austin. They had a game and we didn’t have anything going on. He had not been playing so it is good to get him some rhythm and get him in shape. He has not really had the chance to get out there much so playing in Austin is good for him every once and a while.”

(On Patty Mills’ locker room presence…)
He is a fine example of a professional. Somebody who does his job, enjoys his job, stays ready, and is a great teammate. He embodies all of those characteristics. That is really important for a team. That is why people respect him so much.”