Gregg Popovich will go down as one of the most successful coaches in NBA history. His accomplishments speak for themselves and it can be seen through all the playoff appearances and championships the San Antonio Spurs have won in the past 20 years.
Popovich is known as a coach who is able to get the best out of his players and when you look at the way how the Spurs drafted throughout the years, you can see that their system and hard work have been a key to success. Apart from that Popovich was excellent in managing time for his players.
After their somewhat surprising win against the Denver Nuggets last night in game 1 of the playoffs, Gregg Popovich touched upon the subject of playing time and gave a response in his own style. Simple but straight to the point.
"I always talk to them about that it's your job to make me play you. If you want to play make me play you. Make it so that I am an idiot if I don't have you on the court. You gotta do that, I can't do that for you."