Craig Sager is not working during this spring’s NBA playoffs due to his battle with cancer, so TNT has sent his son, Craig Sager Jr., to conduct the mid-game coach interviews in his stead.
San Antonio Spurs legendary coach Gregg Popovich is famously short with sideline reporters during half-time interviews, to the point that it has become a running joke among NBA fans. Today, however, Popovich took his time talking to Sager Jr., and finished his interview with some heartfelt words for Sager.
Sager Jr. tweeted that Popovich also wrote a letter to his father. This is a very impressive gesture by Coach Pop.
Popovich gave me a hand written letter to give my Dad tomorrow. The whole Spurs organization is filled with class and great people. Thanks
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 20, 2014