Having to interview San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in the middle of a game is one of the most uncomfortable tasks a sports reporter can be assigned. Popovich despises talking to reporters between quarters, and that hatred is magnified when his team is losing. ESPN’s Mark Jones was his latest victim.
Jones interviewed Pop just before the fourth quarter of San Antonio’s loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. When he asked the veteran coach for his thoughts on the third quarter, he was treated to a two-word interview.
“We’re behind,” Popovich said.
And that was that. The Spurs were trailing 68-61 at the time, and Pop hates to lose. At least JA Adande was able to get more than two words out of him during his brutal interview earlier this season. Remember, reporters flip coins to see who gets to interview Popovich and he even makes Jeff Van Gundy nervous. There’s a reason for that.
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