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Win or lose Gregg Popovich can always be counted on for a very concise and uncomfortable postgame press conference. Not surprisingly, after the Spurs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Heat, Pop was back to his old tricks. You can enjoy the entire transcript courtesy of ASAP Sports and the videos which will make you feel weird.
Q. How did you guys lose the game, was it the turnovers? It was veteran guys getting tired? A mix of it?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: It was a helluva game. It was a helluva game. It was an overtime game. It’s a game of mistakes. And they ended up on the winning side.
Q. Did you take into consideration fouling up by three with the final seconds of regulation?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: That’s a European question, right?
Q. Yes. We usually do in Italy and Europe, anyways.
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: Right. We don’t.
Q. Coach, what do you do for Game 7? How do you get your guys into Game 7?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: Get them on a bus, it arrives at the ramp o...
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Thank you, Gregg Popovich. Thank you for what has been a great NBA Finals, where you and Erik Spoelstra have coached an incredible series. Thank you also for Game 6 on Tuesday night, when outcoached yourself with some final-minutes substitution patterns that threatened to destroy Twitter.
But, Gregg Popovich, thank you most of all for your postgame news conference.
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Gregg Popovich with another epic post game interview after the Spurs lost Game 6 to the Heat in OT on Tuesday night. When asked how to prepare for the decisive Game 7, Pop answered: “I get ‘em on the bus and it arrives on the ramp over here, we get off the bus and we go on the court and we play. That’s how we get ready.”
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