Gregg Popovich Does Not GAF
You’ve gotta see Gregg Popovich deliver some of our favourite sarcastic courtside moments.
San Antonio Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich, is the longest active coach in the NBA. Pop’s record is undeniably impressive, boasting 21 consecutive winning seasons and five championships. He is equally well known for his satirical take on basketball and media. His press conferences and interviews are legendary.
One of his strongest skills is deflecting media attention, like in this super short interview before the fourth quarter of a 2014 game between the Spurs and the Chicago Bulls.
Pop’s media avoidance tactics are viewed by some NBA fans as refreshingly efficient, while others, the humourless walking among us, believe NBA fans deserve more than a two-word comment on a game.
Popovich’s tactics have become so distinct within the NBA that other coaches often appear to impersonate him. Take Rick Carlisle for example, head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, who delivered this two-word interview. Is Rick trying to be like Gregg or simply saving himself for the next time out?
More recently we saw Boston Celtics head coach and golden boy, Brad Stevens, have a go at acting out a typically sarcastic, Popovich-like monologue.
Pop can be irresistibly likeable when spitting sarcasm at the press, as was the case when he was recently asked if he enjoyed his job. Great perspective Coach.
Watch seven minutes of priceless Popovich humor below:
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