Originally Posted by RoyTheHammer
Its not an insult to fans.. at all. Coaches make decisions to win games, not to market a product. It may be entertainment for us.. but its a sport for them. The goal is to win.. not to put on a great song and dance for the masses. Buying a ticket doesn't guarentee you anything but a chance to watch the teams play.
then by your logic, both popovich and stern did the right thing, because it's Stern's job to make the NBA as much money as possibile.
And if every team adopted this strategy, the NBA would see dropping attendance numbers and much less revenue.
Yes buying a ticket doesn't garuntee you anything, but good luck running a buisness that occasionally gives your fans a big **** you for reasons beyond most of them.
You can get away with that if you run the MVA, but if you want fans to spend as much money as they do, you have to know that the Spurs have crossed the line.