Popovich came out and introduced himself. He told the audio guys and camera crew that he just wanted to talk to me. I stepped into his office and he opened up to me about the level of appreciation he has for my Dad. He handed me a hand-written letter that he wanted me to give him. Then he dropped the big news, “I do not want to tape this thing,” Popovich told me. “That won’t work. Let’s do this live and after the third quarter, just like your Dad would.” I could not believe what I had just heard come out of the 2014 NBA Coach of the Year’s mouth.
Craig Sager says he doesn’t want Gregg Popovich to go soft. A snarling Pop makes for good television, Sager admits. But watching the Spurs’ coach give him a national shout-out Sunday during an in-game interview with his 25-year-old son, Craig Jr., Sager said it was a moment he won’t soon forget.
While the teams’ uniforms can get colorful on the court, they are nothing compared to the rainbow of Technicolor shades and elaborate patterns that Turner sports reporter Craig Sager wears to liven up the sidelines during March Madness.
Craig Sager on His March Madness Style: ‘The Bigger the Event, the Brighter the Clothes!’
Editor’s note: HLNtv.com recently caught up with TNT’s sideline NBA reporter Craig Sager before he heads to the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic* in Brooklyn, New York. The greatest showman in the NBA, Craig Sager has seen and covered some of the best sports stories in the modern era. Here are 10 of the most awesome behind-the-scenes stories as related by Sager about the sports world around him: 1.