Almost as much as his championship pedigree, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is well known for his snarky sideline demeanor. Indeed, how many NBA coaches have their own highlight reels on Youtube? (See below. Personal favorite: Former Spurs assistant Don Newman cackling “Look at the shoes!” as Pop questions Craig Sager’s sartorial splendor.)
It turns out even Pop has someone to answer to: His wife, who apparently isn’t a fan of his sarcastic manner. As he told Miami radio station :
“I know. I’m a jerk. I’m going to go ahead and admit it publically to the whole world. Tell me what to do. What should I do?… I don’t know how to answer so sue me for being stupid and not having the answers to the questions. (Host: Keep doing it, it’s entertaining.) It entertains everybody but my wife. When I get home and she says ‘geez why are you so mean? You’re a jerk, people hate you.’ I go I’m sorry honey, I have to do better next time.”
“And there’s no exaggeration. Did you see that guy honey? Did you see him? All you have to do is see him and you know why I answered the way I did. (She says) ‘That’s no excuse, you’re a grown man. Show some maturity.’ I said ‘I can’t, I can’t do it.”
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