But maybe Gregg Popovich got to be Coach of the Year by listening to his players’ opinions.
He’s only 29, coach! Let your best player back out on the court in a blowout! Pop obviously acquiesces to his point guard’s pleading, despite the Derrick Rose example of a star point guard going down with a season-ending injury when he’s not necessarily needed on the floor.
Pop’s got four titles. I think I’ll defer to his and Parker’s collective wisdom on this, despite what I said here.