Gregg Popovich won the Western Conference Coach of the Month award for the 16th time in December but when the longtime Spurs leader was asked about the accomplishment on Monday he flashed his signature brand of endearing surliness.
Pop on winning Coach of the Month: "I think you should at least get a car. If you don't get a car, I don't give a damn."— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) January 4, 2016
Unlike the Under Armour NBA Draft (beginning in 2017), Gatorade D-League Call Ups and Kia All-Star MVP, the Coach of the Month Award does not have a sponsor, meaning there is no one to present Popovich with a shiny new automobile in exchange for a smiling photo-op.
While a new car is always nice, the five-time Finals-winning coach would likely be just as salty if he had to find a place to put a 16th new car at his home.
– Brendan Maloy