As we get ready for Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Gregg Popovich is at his cynical best. Check out some quotes from quite possibly one of his funniest pressers ever (via ASAP Sports):
Q. Coach, Game 7s in an NBA Finals don’t come around terribly often. Are you able to appreciate the opportunity in the moment or is that for another time?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: It’s torture. It’s hard to appreciate or enjoy torture.
Q. Then what is the best part of doing this, if it is such torture for you?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: That’s why I always say coaches are sick puppies.
Q. What is the worst torture, to talk with journalists or to be one hour away from the final?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: This is one of the joys of my life right here. This is great fun. There’s nothing I would rather be doing. (Laughter). The questions are so incisive and well thought out, how can one not enjoy the challenge of trying to find the answer?
I do have a good time doing it in a way. It’s all fun.
THE MODERATOR: Thanks, Coach.
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: I have more time. The busier I am before the game, the less I’ll worry. Just keep rolling. Rolling.
Q. Coach, you’ve been caught on camera several times telling your players to enjoy these moments. Is it fun for you‑‑
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: I never said that.
Q. You said that.
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: I would not say something like that. I want them to have no fun whatsoever. (Laughter). This is all business. There’s no eighth game, is there? This is the last game. That’s the best news I’ve heard all day.
Q. Gregg, why will your team win tonight?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: Am I in one of those morning shows? (Laughter). Why will my team win tonight? I hesitate to tell you why I think we’ll win or won’t win or what’s going to happen. I have no clue what’s going to happen tonight. All I do is hope, and you hope that your team executes and competes for 48 minutes.
But I have no idea what the outcome of the game will be.
Check out the entire transcript over at ASAP Sports…