"I don't know why he's here," Popovich said before Saturday's game in Charlotte, a 132-102 victory in which the Spurs made a franchise record 19 3-point shots. "It's camaraderie crap. Ask the trainers why he's on the trip. Maybe save your per diem and have a meal on the plane? I don't know."
Twenty-nine of the other coaches in the NBA would discuss the importance of the players being close to each other at all times. Popovich would rather just keep it real. Never change, Pop.