Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Wizards

Feb. 2, 2013

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich:

(On the impact of John Wall’s return from injury…)

“When any good player of his caliber comes back to the team, it’s going to make the team better. It doesn’t matter what team it is. When someone that good comes back, the whole group is raised.”

(On the team’s emphasis on defense…)

“It was our emphasis to be a better defensive team. Whether it’ll make us do better in the playoffs or not, we’ll see, but everybody is responding well and it seems like we’re reaching that goal. We emphasize certain things in the defense that had to be better. We’re spending more time teaching it and spending more time repeating it, that kind of thing. We didn’t go from man-to-man to zone or anything drastic like that.”

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