Popovich's plan: Patch things up with Parker

Gregg Popovich is still upset about his prodigy point guard's opposition to adding Jason Kidd.

Updated: August 19, 2003, 12:04 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

From the Olympic qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico, where he's serving as an assistant coach with Team USA, Gregg Popovich plans to accompany head coach Larry Brown to scout the European Championships in September. That tournament is in Sweden, where Popovich will inevitably bump into a French point guard named Tony Parker.

Pop's plan?

"I'm going to totally ignore him," he said.

Popovich said it with a straight face, knowing he had French journalists in his midst, but he was ...

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