The only thing worse than having to interview Gregg Popovich on the sidelines heading into the fourth quarter is having to interview Gregg Popovich on the sidelines heading into the fourth quarter with his team trailing by 12. TNT’s David Aldridge drew that unlucky assignment on Monday night, but he was surprised by the reaction he got.
Aldridge went into the interview with only one question to ask Popovich, which was probably a good idea. He asked the veteran coach how he will keep his team from getting discouraged with the way Stephen Curry was shooting. Pop answered the question and took a jab at Aldridge for not asking a follow-up.
“No second question, huh?” he joked. “I’m hurt.”
Perhaps it was Pop’s positive attitude that helped the San Antonio Spurs claw their way to a 129-127 double-overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1. Manu Ginobili may have had a little something to do with it as well. As we know from this awesome video of Popovich’s history of abusing Craig Sager, his interview with Aldridge on Monday night could have gone much worse. His wife probably won’t even be mad at him this time.
Video via @cjzero