You know, don't you think Popovich is a little hypocritical criticizing Pachulia for getting up under Leonard when one of his guys, Bruce Bowen FAMOUSLY did this in the 2000s Title runs?
"The league is just trying to cover its ass,” Popovich said. “I told Bruce, ‘You be Bruce Bowen. You’re the best (expletive) defender in this league. You will NOT change the way you play defense.’
“Stu Jackson is not going to change my team just because he thinks he’s doing the right thing.”
- Greg Popovic (2006)