Originally Posted by Golem
I can't believe Riles would go all Gregg Popovich on Van Gundy like that.
The Spurs players (Avery Johnson, David Robinson) went to Pop in November asking that Bob Hill be relieved of his duties. This was before David broke his foot and missed the remainder of the season and before drafting Tim Duncan was even a remote possibility.
The 96/97 Spurs were not exactly on the verge of the NBA Finals.