Gregg Popovich Travels Cross-Country to Sager’s Memorial on Same Day as Game in Houston
Even before longtime TNT broadcaster Craig Sager was diagnosed with Leukemia and eventually lost his battle, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich shared a special bond with the fancy-suited legend—especially when being interviewed by him during games.
Last Thursday, Sager lost his battle with cancer and nothing was going to stop Popovich from attending his memorial, even if he had a game to coach later that day.
Pop flew all the way to Marietta, Georgia, from San Antonio, to see his friend one last time—even though the Spurs play in Houston later tonight.
Gregg Popovich flew to Marietta, Ga., to be at Craig Sager’s memorial service this morning. The Spurs play in Houston tonight. pic.twitter.com/K01KHD9Uf2
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) December 20, 2016