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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reflects on death of Craig Sager

Popovich says Sager 'better person than he was a worker'

Image courtesy: YouTube
Image courtesy: YouTube

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich spoke Thursday evening about the passing of longtime TNT broadcaster Craig Sager.

The pair shared several memorable moments over the years on the sidelines at NBA games. Over time, their friendship grew on and off the court.

Sager died Thursday at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle against cancer. 

Popovich reflected on Sager’s life before the Spurs played the Phoenix Suns. He said in part:

“He was way a better person than he was a worker, even though he was amazing in that regard. He loved people, he enjoyed pregame, during games, postgame. He loved all the people around it and everybody felt that. The most amazing part of him is his courage. What he’s endured and the fight that he’s put up, the courage he’s displayed during this situation is beyond my comprehension. If any of us can display half the courage he has to stay on this planet, to live every life as if it’s his last, we’d be well off. We all miss him very much.”

Hear Popovich’s full comments on Craig Sager below, courtesy the Spurs Facebook page:

Coach Popovich on Craig Sager

"On a day like today, basketball has to take a backseat." Coach Pop talks about his friend, Craig. #SagerStrong

Posted by San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, December 15, 2016

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