Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gives very Gregg Popovich response to Derrick White’s injury
The San Antonio Spurs will be without 26-year-old guard Derrick White for a while due to a broken toe. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich opened up about White’s injury, and unsurprisingly, the veteran coach didn’t bother to complain about his team’s current situation.
Coach Pop admitted that San Antonio has had some tough luck to open the campaign, but also expressed how this is all part of the game:
“The schedule is a tough way to start out with Derrick and [LaMarcus Aldridge] having been out, and losing Derrick again,” Popovich said, via Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “But there is nothing we can do about that. You just fight through. A whole lot of other people have it a whole lot worse than we do, that’s for sure. So you slap yourself and move forward. You got no reason to complain.”
White made his season debut on New Year’s Day against the Los Angeles Lakers, but the 6-foot-4 combo guard reinjured his toe in the loss to the defending champs. White ended up fracturing a toe on his left foot and is now without a timetable to return.
San Antonio hasn’t had the best of starts to the 2020-21 campaign, but Tuesday’s 116-113 win against the Los Angeles Clippers was a key victory for the shorthanded Spurs.
Popovich and his men get Wednesday off, and then they will be back in action on Thursday in a rematch against LeBron James and the Lakers. The Spurs just lost two straight games against the Lakers.