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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 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...

Sager speaks out on Popovich's interview, support from NBA

In his first interview since being diagnosed with acute leukemia, TNT’s Craig Sager says he appreciates the support he has received from his co-workers at Turner Sports and from the NBA. Sager told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch that when San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke directly to him during an interview with his son, “It was just fabulous, an uplifting...

Pop has great quote about Manu returning from birth of child

On Monday morning, San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili took to Twitter to make the following announcement relating some very good news regarding his family: Thrilled to announce that today at 7.47am, Luca, our 3rd boy was born. Wifey and the baby are both doing great. #SuperHappyDad — Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) April 21, 2014 […] The post Popovich unimpressed with Ginobili...

Gregg Popovich has a message for Craig Sager

NBA fans were saddened by the news about NBA on TNT reporter Craig Sager’s acute leukemia. In typical Sager fashion, he handled the news with humor. And while he’s undergoing treatment, Sager will have to miss this year’s playoffs. But it doesn’t mean that the NBA is not thinking about him. During Game 1 of the Dallas-San Antonio series, TNT tapped a replacement for Sager...

Gregg Popovich promises to be nicer to Craig Sager during quarter interview

With Craig Sager fighting his battle with leukemia, the fine folks over at TNT decided to have his son Craig Sager Jr. attend today’s Spurs-Mavericks game one to shoot a video with Gregg Popovich. However, Pop instead asked the younger Sager do the quarter interview with him and during that interview, he wished for Craig to come back and promised to be nicer: Below is the full...

Class Act by Gregg Popovich

The San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich is known for being one of the best coaches in the history of all sports. Watch this video, you will WANT to play for him… He is also known for his effortless yet hilarious interviews throughout his career, especially with Craig Sager. Like this, And this, But he’s not as mean as he seems, he actually really cares about his friend...

Gregg Popovich delivers heartfelt words about Craig Sager

Gregg Popovich Promises To Be Nice In Interview With Craig Sager’s Son

Video of the emotional interview Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave to Craig Sager's son, Craig Sager Jr. Pop promised to be nice.

San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich Awarded NBA Coach Of The Year

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been awarded the NBA Coach of the Year honors. This is the third time Coach Pop has received the award. The only other coaches to receive this distinction three times, Pat Riley and Don Nelson.  This season Pop has guided the Spurs to the best record in the NBA at 62-20. The spurs have reached at least 50 wins the last 15 seasons...

Gregg Popovich Named NBA Coach of the Year

The NBA today announced that San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year. Popovich joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to win the award three times. Popovich also received the award following the 2002-03 and 2011-12 seasons. He totaled 380 points, including 59 first-place votes, from a panel...

Gregg Popovich Wins Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich has won the Coach of the Year award. Gregg Popovich wins Coach of the Year. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) April 22, 2014 Pop joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only three time winners of the award. Jeff Hornacek from Phoenix and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau finished second and third respectively. Each of the top three coaches had a solid...

Gregg Popovich Wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been named the NBA’s Coach of the Year. Gregg Popovich wins Coach of the Year. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) April 22, 2014 Popovich joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only three-time winners of the award. Jeff Hornacek from Phoenix and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau finished second and third respectively.

Gregg Popovich sends his best wishes to Craig Sager

Craig Sager will miss the Playoffs as he undergoes treatment for acute leukemia. Everyone in the NBA family is sending their well wishes to Sager and his family. Sager’s son, Craig Sager, Jr., was in San Antonio and interviewed Sager’s longtime foil, Gregg Popovich, at the end of the third quarter. With his usual aplomb, Popovich gave his best wishes to Sager in his recovery...

Kingsbury wants to win like Spurs coach Popovich

Kliff Kingsbury has learned from some of the best coaches in Texas. But one of his biggest role models in the Lone Star State doesn't draw up plays on football field. Kingsbury grew up in New Braunfels, Texas, just north of San Antonio on Interstate 35, so it's no surprise that the Texas Tech football coach is a big San Antonio Spurs fan. You won't ever see Gregg Popovich...

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich named 2013-14 Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced Tuesday. Popovich led the Spurs to a league best’s 62-20 (.756) record, which gives them homecourt advantage throughout the postseason. The Spurs roster features no player to average 20-plus points, nor 30-plus minutes, with Tony Parker’s 16.7 ppg and 29.4 mpg leading...

Gregg Popovich sends message to Craig Sager via his son: ‘I promise I’ll be nice’

Nice touch by TNT and Gregg Popovich. … Continue Reading
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