Gregg Popovich’s wife wants nicer interviews
by Tim McGarry, USA TODAY
Gregg Popovich is known for giving some superbly entertaining sideline interviews.
All pretty entertaining. Well, pretty entertaining for everyone except Mrs. Popovich.
In an interview with 790 The Ticket in Miami, Gregg Popovich discussed his sideline interview strategy.
“I know. 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 got 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 a while 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. It entertains everybody but my wife. When I get home and she says ‘geez why are you so mean? You’re a jerk, people hate you.’ I go I’m sorry honey, I have to do better next time.”
“And there’s no exaggeration. Did you see that guy honey? Did you see him? All you have to do is see him and you know why I answered the way I did. (She says) ‘That’s no excuse, you’re a grown man. Show some maturity.’ I said ‘I can’t, I can’t do it.”
Never change, Coach Pop. Never change.