Monday , Feb , 02 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Greg Popovich: We’re the NBA’s Worst Nightmare

No one seems to be giving the Spurs much of a chance this year, which plays into their hands.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said that’s just the way it is.

“Media’s media, public’s the public,” he said. “We’ve never sold very well. We’re probably the league’s worst nightmare, if you think about it – remember us and Detroit in the Finals? They probably have nightmares about it. It doesn’t matter how good the Finals are, all that matters is that somebody might watch. We’re sort of used to it.”

Popovich said he hasn’t talked to his players about their lack of respect. They’ll likely be neck-and-neck with the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the season.