Originally Posted by Notorious
If Stern fines the Spurs for resting their starters because the "fans" wanted to see the starters play, then he better fine every team who sits out their starters towards the end of the season, because the "fans" go to see them play as well.
I don't think that he will.
, deputy commissioner & chief operating officer of the NBA, released a statement:
"The strategic resting of particular players on particular nights is within the discretion of the teams. And Gregg Popovich in particular is probably the last coach that I would second-guess."