Found April 22, 2014 on NESN.com:
The normally gruff San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich showed his soft side this weekend with a touching message for TNT’s NBA analyst Craig Sager, who was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia. Apparently Sager didn’t like Pop’s odd break in character. In an interview with SI.com on Monday, Sager joked that it’d be very odd if Popovich started being nice to him when he returned to the sidelines. “Pop saying he wanted me back and then promising to be nice? I was like, Oh, my God, that’s unbelievable, what an honor,” said Sager. “But then I started thinking about it: If I come back and Pop starts being nice to me, it just wouldn’t be right. I want him to go Serbian on me.” The 65-year-old Popovich, whose father is Serbian, has a long history of being terse with the media and has called out Sager on many occasions for his colorful suit choices. All joking aside, Popovich and many others have expressed their support for Sager as he battles his illness. Sager has been very appr...
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