Pop plans trip to Olympic qualifying tournament in Argentina

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is forbidden from contact with his players during the NBA lockout.

But it doesn’t mean he can’t watch some of them play at tournaments.

According to the L.A. Capital website, Popovich at Mar Del Plata, Argentina, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 12. (Hat tip to Spurs World.com)

Among the players who are set to play in the tournament include Spurs guard Mario Ginobili, who will be playing for the Argentina team in his first substantial action since recovering from his broken arm sustained during the playoffs.

The tournament will be full of NBA quality players.

But I would bet  Popovich’s major interest will be in checking out Ginobili and his progress – even if he isn’t supposed to talk to him if the lockout is still continuing.

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