Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Mavericks

April 30, 2014

Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Mavericks

(On Tony Parker’s status for today’s game…)
“He’s going to play.”

(On if Coach Popovich has been able to look at Tony Parker on the court at all since the last game…)
“No, they’ve just been rehabbing him the whole time. He hasn’t been on the court.”

(On if Coach Popovich will want to go out and watch Tony Parker warm up…)
“He says he’s playing. I don’t think I have a vote. I’ll watch him when the game starts though.”

(On if it seems like Patty Mills shots have been there for the series, but just finally went down in Game 4…)
“Guys make shots, guys miss shots. Why? Sometimes good defense, sometimes it’s a contested shot, sometimes it’s off-balance. Who knows.”

(On how losing DeJuan Blair for tonight’s game will affect the Mavericks and if Coach Popovich worries about it…)
“No, just whoever shows up plays. Can’t worry about anything else, you just go play.”

(On if Coach Popovich feels this is one of the better first rounds in league history…)
“I’ve never seen eight teams so close in ability to win. With nobody having a significant margin over the other one. It doesn’t matter what the seeds are, they’re really unimportant. Everyone’s pretty darn good.”