OKLAHOMA CITY - Tyrone Corbin on Friday morning wasn't ready to criticize Gregg Popovich for his decision. Nor would he directly question Commissioner David Stern's promise of "substantial sanctions" for the Spurs' coach's decision to send his four of his best players home in advance of the team's marquee matchup at the Miami Heat.
However, the third-year Jazz coach said he subscribes to the philosophy of his predecessor, Jerry Sloan, that fans have the right to see players play.
"I think they mark games on their schedule and franchises sell different games on their schedule because of the personnel that's playing against that team," he said. "I think that's something you have to take into consideration, that [for] those games people may have bought tickets to see certain players play."