George Karl Cautiously Supports Gregg Popovich’s Decision to Rest Stars

NBA coaches tend to stick up for one another. So, it came as no surprise that Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl came to Gregg Popovich’s defense when news broke that the NBA would be sanctioning the San Antonio Spurs for resting perfectly healthy players. Understandably, Karl was very cautious with his comments. Per the Denver Post: “Before Thursday’s game in Golden State, Denver coach George Karl was asked about Pop’s decision. ‘I don’t think I’m touching this one – the only question I would ask is, is the commissioner in the right?’ Karl said. ‘If you’re going to ask if Pop is in the right, you’ve got to ask if the commissioner is in the right. And I’m not answering either one. To me, how you coach the team should be on the organization and the coach.'”