Found November 02, 2013 on Gamedayr:
PLAYERS: Gregg Popovich
J.A. Adande interviewed Gregg Popovich for his first assignment as an ESPN NBA sideline reporter. Considering the challenge, it went pretty well.

Popovich continues to enjoy messing with media

Gregg Popovich has no problem making things difficult for the media if you have ever watched any interview or news conference with the San Antonio Spurs coach. Friday night, as the Spurs where taking on Lakers in Los Angeles, Popovich got a chance to take a jab at the 'new guy,' ESPN's J.A. Adande, who was working as a sideline reporter for the first time. From...

Gregg Popovich welcomes JA Adande to sideline reporting

Veteran NBA writer JA Adande recieved his first sideline reporting assignment Friday night working for ESPN.  While that sounds like a great opportunity for someone expanding their presence on television, Adande was faced with one of the most fearsome, frightening, intimidating tasks in all of sports. Interviewing San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Having your...

J.A. Adande does quarter interview with Gregg Popovich, results predictable

Earlier tonight, ESPN’s J.A. Adande was thrown into a job that many have failed at doing…doing a decent quarter interview with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. You can see the full interview below but to be fair, I don’t think we can really count this as a interview: *** Popovich image courtesy of Getty Images

Bill O’Brien does his best Gregg Popovich impersonation (video)

Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien gave a halftime interview today to ESPN’s Paul Carcaterra that was…extremely relevant, meaningful and added so much value to the broadcast of the Nittany Lions overtime win over the Illini. A game that was pretty much the college football equivalent of emo music; very consumable yet extremely depressing all around. Bill O’Brien was obviously...

Gregg Popovich Says Bruce Bowen ‘Couldn’t Dribble & Couldn’t Pass’

This is actually the ultimate compliment in my opinion. While in L.A. to take on the Lakers Friday, Popovich was asked about Kawhi Leonard as a defender compared to Bruce Bowen who played for the Spurs from 2001-09 and was a part of three different championship teams. Popovich told Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles that “Leonard is much better than Bowen, and that Bowen couldn’t...

JA Adande got the Gregg Popovich treatment (Video)

The San Antonio Spurs managed to take care of the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, despite the fact that Tim Duncan was sidelined with a chest injury. However, the Spurs trailed the Lakers by a score of 23-16 after the first quarter, which is when ESPN’s JA Adande had the pleasure of interviewing Gregg […]

Nash Searching for Answers, Confidence in Early Goings of Lakers Season

As Gregg Popovich well knows, it’s one thing to sit a veteran player, but it is wholly another when it's a close game in the fourth quarter. That's what happened with Steve Nash in the Lakers’ 91-85 loss to Popovich’s Spurs on Friday night. Last season’s Lakers train wreck was already humbling for ring-less Nash. He was marginalized in training camp by Mike Brown’s...

Pop sends message with second-half switch

His team down by a point at half after trailing by as many as 15 on Friday night against the Lakers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dispatched an altered lineup to start the second half. In for Danny Green was Manu Ginobili. In for Boris Diaw was Matt Bonner. “We sent some messages to people who weren’t playing good D,” Popovich said. “In the second half, we got that straightened...
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