Spurs sit Duncan, Parker and Ginobli during Thursday night's game against the Heat.
The San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich will be facing “substantial sanctions” for sitting star players Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli during Thursday night’s nationally televised game against the Miami Heat.
NBA commissioner David Stern promised consequences for the move, say “I apologize to NBA fans. This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial fines will be forthcoming”.
Coach Pop sent four players home before Thursday night’s game on a commercial flight in order to prepare for their matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
“Every team is different. It’s not the first time (Pop) has done it and it’s not a surprise” said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.