He's probably a pretty nice guy in real life. But, on TV during his interviews, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich comes across as a huge J.O. Whether he's speaking to Craig Sager or Lisa Salters, Pop always looks so miserable to be on TV. He gives short answers, his expression never changes, and he puts forth as little energy as possible to get through his interviews. Why? Well, he offered up an explanation during an interview on Miami's 790 The Ticket recently—and it was pretty damn funny.
"I know," he said, "I'm a jerk. I'm going to go ahead and admit it publicly to the whole world. Tell me what to do. What should I do? The quarter ends, you just got outscored by 12 points, they had eight offensive rebounds, so the question will be, 'You just go out-rebounded by X amount, so what are you going to do about it?' I don't know. Am I going to make a trade during the timeout? I don't know. I'm going to do drills here for awhile by the time the game starts, I don't know. I'm not going to do anything. I'm just going to go back to the bench and hope we play better."
Dude, that's exactly what we want you to say the next time Sager asks you a clown question (word to Bryce). Tell him you'll holler at him later because you're busy working on a trade to try and obtain Dwight Howard for the third quarter. Or, tell him you're going to make Tim Duncan run five suicides at halftime for missing a layup. Or, hell, say anything except the half-hearted stuff you've been saying over the years. Maybe then, we won't all think you're such a jerk.
[via USA Today]