Thursday , Dec , 10 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Greg Popovich: If Refs Aren’t Honest, NBA Is a Waste of Time

If Spurs coach Gregg Popovich thought there was any truth to disgraced referee Tim Donaghy’s allegations that NBA whistle-tooters routinely let personal bias rule their on-court judgment, he would walk away from the game.

“A lot of people have worked very hard over the years to bring this sport to where it is right now,” Popovich said. “For anybody to think that it is not on the up and up really is offensive. If I thought it wasn’t on the up and up and I didn’t have any control over outcomes, I wouldn’t be doing it.

“It would be kind of a waste of time.”