February 11, 2008
It has been 10 days since the Pau Gasol trade, but reactions are still trickling in. Count San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich among those who disapproved of it according to the Los Angeles Times.
"What they did in Memphis is beyond comprehension," he told SI.com "There should be a trade committee that can scratch all trades that make no sense. I just wish I had been on a trade committee that oversees NBA trades. I'd like to elect myself to that committee. I would have voted no to the L.A. trade."
Popovich was then told that Memphis General Manager Chris Wallace had challenged NBA executives to criticize the deal publicly instead of spreading unattributed opinions comparable to what Wallace called "pillow talk."
Said Popovich: "Well, there you go. I'm on the record."