Video: Gregg Popovich guards strategy for defending LeBron during in-game interview

Wednesday June 12th, 2013

ESPN's Doris Burke and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich make for an outstanding interview pairing, as the league's foremost coaching curmudgeon is confronted with legitimate questions from one of the best sideline reporters in basketball. Of course, great questions don't guarantee great, thoughtful answers. When asked about his team's approach to guarding LeBron James during the second half of Game 3, he delivered a perfect, guarded response worthy of a place in the greater Popovich canon:

Burke: LeBron James [scored] nine straight to end the quarter. What are you asking for from your defense on him?

Popovich: I can't tell you that.

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