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This NBA Coach Just Gave The Most Touching Sideline Interview Of The Year

All interviews should be this good. Nicely done, Gregg Popovich.

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager have had some really strange in-game interviews over the years.

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They've been filled with three-word answers.

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And a general sense of incredulousness from Popovich during nearly every interview.

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Sometimes, words just can't explain how strange these in-game interviews have gotten.

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But Sager isn't working the playoffs this year — he's battling leukemia.

In a statement announcing his fight, Sager mentioned his legendary interviews with the San Antonio coach: "Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop."

At the start of the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Spurs-Mavericks series, Popovich was interviewed by Sager's son, Craig Sager, Jr. And Popovich's answers were unusually friendly — and touching.

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Popovich even had a message for the elder Sager:

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