San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich takes a shot at the New York Knicks over the Marcus Morris signing.
There’s a multitude of emotions heading into Wednesday night’s game between the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs. One, because it’s opening night. Fans of either team have had this date circled on their calendars for months. And two, because of the Marcus Morris situation.
This past summer, the veteran forward had an agreement to sign with the Spurs. Morris ended up changing his mind, however, and signed with the Knicks. It became a big deal due to the fact that the Spurs traded away Davis Bertans to the Washinton Wizards to clear a roster spot for Morris.
This week, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich let reporters know his present opinion on the past matter.
Reporter: Did the Knicks act unprofessionally with Marcus Morris situation.
Popovich: “Who signed him?”
Reporter: The Knicks.
Popovich: “There you go.”
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 23, 2019
Pop throwing shade at the Knicks? Sure seems like it. However, despite the witty but yet firm response, Popovich reiterated how he felt about the impending opening-night matchup.
“It’s the Spurs against the Knicks. One basketball game,” he said, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “That’s how I look at it. I don’t have time to get personal or worry about individuals. It’s about how our team performs.”
The Knicks are coming off their worst season in franchise history. They finished 17-65 last year in David Fizdale‘s inaugural campaign as their head coach.
They’ll face a Spurs team who finished 48-34 last year and lost in the opening round of the playoffs in seven games to the Denver Nuggets.