Gregg Popovich Isn’t Enjoying the Gasol Trade

by Marcel Mutoni

League-wide reaction to Pau Gasol’s shocking move to the Lakers has ranged from surprise to complete befuddlement. While everyone has been scratching their heads in disbelief as to what Memphis’s management was thinking when it practically gave away their franchise player, and turned the Lakers into title contenders overnight, only Gregg Popovich has expressed any sort of outrage.

Russ hinted at it in his game notes this morning, and here’s the money quote from the dry-witted Spurs coach:

“What they did in Memphis is beyond comprehension,” Popovich told “There should be a trade committee that can scratch all trades that make no sense. I just wish I had been on a trade committee that oversees NBA trades. I would have voted no to the L.A. trade.”

Wow, talk about catty. The road back to the Finals for San Antonio has now become decidedly tougher, and Pop is clearly not amused.

Anyone know when the Grizzlies and Spurs play next? I have a feeling Popovich is going to strangle Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace before the game.