Gregg Popovich isn’t just known for being one of the best coaches in NBA history, he’s also a polarizing figure for always speaking his mind. Prior to Spurs’ season opener, the head coach took a shot at the Knicks for a move they made this offseason.
During the offseason, Marcus Morris verbally agreed to sign a two-year deal with San Antonio. Shortly after he made that decision, he changed his mind and accepted a one-year contract from New York.
Popovich wasn’t thrilled that his team lost the chance to add the veteran forward, especially since he doesn’t have a great working relationship with the Knicks.
Since the two sides will battle tonight, Popovich wasted little time throwing shade at his opponent.
When asked if the Knicks acted unprofessionally with the Morris situation, Popovich hinted that it’s not the first time the franchise has done this.
Check out the exchange Popovich had with a reporter:
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
Those are certainly warning shots toward the Knicks.
Popovich loves to add versatile players to his roster that can play both sides of the ball. Losing Morris to a team that is still rebuilding obviously hurts his rotation.
Expect the Spurs to be highly motivated to defeat Morris and the Knicks tonight.
Tipoff for this game is at 8:30 p.m. ET from the AT&T Center.