Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Thunder

Nov. 1, 2012

(On Manu Ginobili’s return…)
“He is really close. I think he will be okay for the weekend. He hasn’t practiced in 5,6,7 days. He missed the game last night. It doesn’t make much sense for him to play when he hasn’t practiced or had any contact yet.”

(On whether there will be a practice for Ginobili tomorrow…)
“He’ll do some things. There won’t be a whole team deal. They’ll be off after the back-to-back.”

(On the recent trade of James Harden and addition of Kevin Martin…)
“(Kevin) Martin is a veteran. It’s like us bringing Boris (Diaw) in last year at the end of the year. He doesn’t know everything yet but it’s the NBA and it’s basketball. It’s not real tough. Guys that have been veterans like he (Martin) or Boris, they fit in pretty quickly.”