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Popovich offers encouraging words for Sager

Mon., April 21, 2014

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (pictured) says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager’s return. TNT’s Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday’s broadcast of San Antonio’s playoff opener against Dallas. Popovich is famous for his terse answers to in-game questions from Sager and other sideline reporters. “Great questions from Craig JUNIOR,” Popovich quipped at the end of a sideline interview. “You did a great job, but I’d rather have your dad standing here.” Popovich then shared this message for his father: “We miss you. You’ve been an important part of all of us for a long time, doing a great job. We want your fanny back on the court, and I promise I’ll be nice.” – AP

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