All of us know the wrath that Gregg Popovich can bring unto sideline reporters, and TNT’s David Aldridge has to deal with it quite frequently. On Tuesday night, Aldridge had the pleasure of interviewing Pop with the San Antonio Spurs trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder 26-20 after the very first quarter.
Popovich was really in a much better mood than expected. However, we didn’t arrive at note that until after he stared at Aldridge for around eight seconds when Aldridge asked him how his team played in the very first quarter.
“This is live television,” Aldridge jokingly reminded Pop.
“Meaning I need certainly to answer, right?” Popovich replied.
Pop then continued to provide a reasonably detailed assessment of how a Spurs started out by moving the ball well and then began committing turnovers. By Pop standards, the interview was really quite wordy. He simply couldn’t resist making his boy Aldridge squirm a little first. In the end, the two experienced an up-and-down relationship in the past.