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The San Antonio Spurs have had one of the best coaches in the league for some time now. His ability to craft winning teams year in and year out is unprecedented in today's NBA. His interviews are just as unprecedented. He's known for being a little rough around the edges; kind of gruff and short with reporters. So why is he hugging Jeff Van Gundy?@SBNationGIF/TwitterIt's even better when you hear the dialogue that preceded the hug: Loading...

Gregg Popovich As You Have Never Seen Him Before

Gregg Popovich is well known for his terse (and very uncomfortable) in-between quarter interviews in which he is tight-lipped and not exactly loveable. Well, it appears that Jeff Van Gundy knows how to bring out the softer side of the gentle giant. Check out Pop giving Jeff a little hug on Wednesday night during their interview following the third quarter of the Spurs 112-90 win...

WATCH: Gregg Popovich gives Van Gundy hug during interview

Sideline reports take note; we may have found a remedy for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich‘s crankiness during sideline interviews. This may require a 20 point lead for the Spurs, but nonetheless the usual stiff Popovich seemed actually jovial for a change. The interview consisted of zero questions being asked and was topped off by a Gregg Popovich hug. Good job Jeff Van...

San Antonio Spurs Pull Off Epic Passing Display--or Got Real, Real Lucky

Gregg Popovich is a pretty good coach so maybe--just maybe--this was actually a play he drew up for the team and they've practiced. Or maybe it was a bad pass followed up by a whole lot of luck and nice stroke on the three.Whatever it was the shot went it so count it!@cjzero/TwitterLoading...

Jeff Van Gundy hugs Gregg Popovich during quarter interview

Gregg Popovich has always had propensity to make quarter interviews difficult on reporters with his snappy, sarcasm remarks. In tonight’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy was tasked with the job to ask Popovich’s opinions of the game at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Watch as Jeff Van Gundy tries to ease the tension and eventually...

Gregg Popovich hugged Jeff Van Gundy after special sideline interview (VIDEO)

YouTube Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich often comes off like he needs a hug during his in-game sideline interviews.  Heading into the fourth quarter during Wednesday night’s game against the Mavericks, Popovich got his hug, from Jeff Van Gundy.  But, it was Pop that was the aggressor.  Van Gundy stumbled over his words, jokingly, insinuating the difficulty people have interviewing...

Jeff Van Gundy and Gregg Popovich share a moment

In 1999, they were enemies in the NBA Finals. Two semi-young coaches seeking their first ring. In January 2014, they are on different sides of the proverbial aisle. One is the curmudgeon champion with three rings to his name (at precious seconds away from a fourth) who has no time for nonsense when basketball is being played and seemingly a shorter fuse when it comes to in...

Jeff Van Gundy nervous in Gregg Popovich interview, gets a hug (Video)

Jeff Van Gundy knew about Gregg Popovich’s reputation for being uncooperative and rude during in-game interviews, so he was understandably nervous heading into his interview with the San Antonio Spurs coach on Wednesday night. As Van Gundy articulated those thoughts during the interview, Pop intimidated him by demanding to know what the question was, causing […]

Video: Popovich gets emotional with Jeff Van Gundy

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich definitely leads the league in sideline interview efficiency (you know, if the metric existed.) Let's add last night's exchange with ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy to the pantheon of Popovich sideline interviews.   And if that wasn't awesome enough, if you listen real, real closely, Pop added "I love you"...

Blake Griffin Posterizes Kris Humphries & Gregg Popovich Hugs It Out With JVG

Unless you really want to watch the Heat destroy the Knicks at the Garden (8 p.m. EST on TNT), college basketball is your…

Gregg Popovich Hugs Jeff Van Gundy During In-Game Interview (Video)

A “nervous” Jeff Van Gundy interviewed Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich during San Antonio’s game against the Mavericks Wednesday. When the ESPN commentator said that the other sideline reporters suggested he explore Popovich’s feelings during the interview, the Spurs coach responded with a big hug. The post Gregg Popovich Hugs Jeff Van Gundy During In-Game Interview (Video...

Video: Gregg Popovich explores his feelings, hugs Jeff Van Gundy during interview

Gregg Popovich gave another wonderful in-game interview on Thursday night when he gave Jeff Van Gundy a hug.

Van Gundy, Popovich hug it out

A sideline interview with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can always be an adventure. So when Jeff Van Gundy was tasked with interviewing Popovich mid-game for the first time after the third quarter of Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, he took a different approach, resulting in perhaps the most unique Popovich interview experience ever.

Video: Gregg Popovich gave Jeff Van Gundy a hug

Sideline reporters live in fear of interviewing San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich during games.  Before the 4th Quarter, ESPN sent analyst and former coach Jeff Van Gundy to walk the plank out on the court as the sacrificial lamb for the evening. Alas, as JVG was expressing his anxiety about the big moment, Pop did the unthinkable and gave him a hug.  Yes, the Spurs...

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