Ahead of Thursday's game against the Toronto Raptors, Gregg Popovich was not interested in rehashing the past with Kawhi Leonard.
"You move on in life," he said. "We're not going to redo what's happened in the past in any way, shape or form. It's of no consequence at this point, and it does no good to go backward and talk about this, that or the other. One of the reasons is you guys will interpret it whatever way you want anyway. So it doesn't matter what we say. You're gonna say whatever you want. It's a waste of our time. "
Popovich and Patty Mills hope Leonard is received well from the crowd in San Antonio.
"I don't speak for other people, but I hope that they treat everybody with kindness and respect," Popovich said. "We always have in the past, so we'll see."
Asked whether he expected a negative reaction when Leonard is introduced, Mills expressed optimism.
"I hope they react just as well and the same that they do with any other ex-teammate that comes back," Mills said. "He's been a great teammate. He's been a great friend to me, and he deserves that. I'm hoping that it will be a warm welcome back to San Antonio, a place where he has won a championship and grew up here. People have treated him well -- the community, fans and people here in San Antonio. I think that goes without saying the kind of people that the community of San Antonio are, and the class and how family-oriented this city is. That's what I hope. That's what I expect."