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Popovich not too worried about what Tony Parker thinks

Jun 10, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich

Tony Parker told some French reporters that he didn’t think the Spurs were title contenders anymore.

He later tried to take it all back, which was problematic because there was video of the interview.

Whatever, Gregg Popovich is going to have none of it. He spoke with WOAI-TV sports director Don Harris and the Spurs blog at the San Antonio Express-News had Pops reaction to Parkers thoughts. It’s vintage Popovich.

“You think I care what Tony Parker says?” Popovich told Harris in the snippet from the interview…. “You think Tony Parker is gonna coach when he quits? Why would I listen to Tony Parker?”

When reminded by Harris that Parker already owns a team in France, Popovich went further.

“He can own but he can’t coach,” Popovich said. “Get your –– out there and play, Tony. Tie the score. But talk about basketball, I don’t need Tony for that.”

There you go. Popovich is not going quietly into that good night. And he doesn’t really care what Parker may say or think.

  1. edmazeing1 - Jun 10, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Come on man damn, I do not need my team starting PG beefing with the coach, we all seen how A.I & coach brown turn out!!!

  2. cup0pizza - Jun 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Tony Parker is a tool.

  3. mauimike50 - Jun 10, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    you go POP….

  4. nyctexan - Jun 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Gregg Popovich is the man.

  5. passerby23 - Jun 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Popovich might not be worried about what Tony Parker thinks, but Parker is right: not a title contender anymore.

  6. diablito0402 - Jun 10, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Thats what a good coach with personality says. Thats why he is well respected by the league.

  7. icu84bs - Jun 10, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Much ado about nothing.

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