It has been rumoured that San Antonio Spurs chief Gregg Popovich hinted retirement following his side’s Playoff elimination by the Los Angeles Clippers. According to a legendary European coach, that isn’t the case.
POPOVICH RETIREMENT NOT EVEN CLOSE
Former CSKA Moscow head coach and current San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina does not believe that Gregg Popovich will retire, despite numerous reports.
Messina, who himself confirmed that he will see out the remaining two years on his deal in Texas said that he expects Popovich to stay at the helm.
Via Corriere di Bologna:
I have a contract with the Spurs. I am working for the franchise. I will follow the team’s workouts till the NBA Draft. In June I’ll be back in Italy and than In July I will return to the States for the NBA Summer League (Messina could coach the Spurs in the summer league)” Messina said.
The Italian coach also added that Gregg Popovich will be the head coach of the Spurs still for long time: “My impression is that his retirement is far away.”
WALL HAS FIVE SEPARATE FRACTURES
Washington Wizards’ John Wall has five fractures on his left wrist and hand.
His playing status is yet to be determined.
Via WizardsMystics Today:
Wizards guard John Wall underwent multiple examinations yesterday that revealed five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand.
Wall and the team are currently in consultation with multiple physicians and specialists to determine the best course of action and his playing status has yet to be determined. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY FOR JRUE HOLIDAY
After missing half of the season last term, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday has undergone successful surgery to remove a screw on his right leg.
Via Pelicans PR:
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, the team announced today. A timetable for his return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.
Holiday, 6 feet 4, 205 pounds, appeared in 40 games for New Orleans this season, averaging 14.8 points, 6.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Holiday appeared in three of New Orleans’ four playoff games, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 assists and 1.0 rebounds.