SA Spurs: Buy or sell on 5 common criticisms of the new era

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"Gregg Popovich doesn't care about winning anymore."

Almost as tiresome as the "Gregg Popovich only cares about politics" comments that have increasingly become popular is the argument that he doesn't care about winning anymore. Something about saying that about a man 26 wins away from setting the all-time NBA coaching record is hilarious to me.

Obviously, Coach Popovich isn't faultless. Many (like myself) would say he didn't handle the rotations ideally in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, often prioritizing guys like Marco Belinelli and Bryn Forbes over young, eager talent like Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson. I even gave my own thoughts on what I felt was deserved criticism of his coaching last season.

Still, to say someone like Gregg Popovich has grown uninterested is, as he himself once coined, "superfluous poppycock." Look no further than this summer's Olympic games to see a man still very much invested in the game, as his hilarious post-gold locker room moment showed.

As far as the Spurs are concerned, it's nonsense to think he doesn't want this young group to succeed and is only going through the motions on the sidelines. Come at me with takes about questionable rotations or strategies, sure. But enough of this.

Verdict: Sell