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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wouldn’t let a game get in the way of honoring longtime TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager on Tuesday.

By SI Wire
December 20, 2016

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wouldn’t let a game get in the way of honoring longtime TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager on Tuesday.

Popovich flew in from Texas to attend Sager’s memorial service in Atlanta​, the same day his team was set to take on the Rockets at 8 p.m. ET in Houston.

Watch: The best of Craig Sager, Gregg Popovich interviews over the years

The legendary coach fondly remembered Sager following his death last Thursday with a long statement, and did not take questions afterward. 

Popovich’s gruff, humorous and occasionally odd handling of in-game interviews with Sager became a tradition throughout the years. He died at the age of 65 last week after a long battle with cancer.

– Kenny Ducey

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