Tim Duncan, left, and Tony Parker were two of four Spurs players who did not play in San Antonio's game against Miami on Thursday night. They were all sent back to San Antonio by coach Gregg Popovich, who said the move was in his team's best interest. NBA Commissioner David Stern called the decision "unacceptable," apologizing to fans.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks to reporters Thrusday before the game against the Miami Heat in Miami. Commissioner David Stern said the Spurs will be punished by the league for their decision to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green home and not make them available to play against the Heat.
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This seems like an issue that will never apply to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. San Antonio was fined $250,000 by the league for resting four key players during Thursday's game at Miami. Thibodeau did talk about the issue Friday at the Berto Center.