Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. 76ers

Jan. 5, 2013

(On the way Stephen Jackson was injured…)
“It is maddening. It is the same way at the ends of the court. It is an accident waiting to happen.”

(On personnel and fans going to the courtside seats during a play…)
“After what happened I have no doubt the league is going to contact people and make sure everybody shores up their discipline in that area. It is obvious that people shouldn’t be ordering beers, or cokes, or hot dogs, or whatever they ordered while the game is going on. Each arena has to have the responsibility of doing that.’

(On the seriousness of Stephen Jackson’s injury..)
“It’s not serious. He’ll miss tonight and maybe New Orleans. He will probably be 50-50 for New Orleans.”

(On what concerns Popovich most about the 76ers team…)
“Whenever we play Philly they are always aggressive and physical team. You have to bring you’re “A” game. They are going to bump you and hit you. They are going to be physical with you. They are going to create turnovers and fuel their own offense. You have to come ready to play and understand it is going to be a competitive night. (Jrue) Holiday is having a great year. They have a good mix of shooters. They are hard to cover in transition and in the half court. Finding those guys in transition for three’s is a really important thing for us.”