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Old 04-22-14, 02:09 AM
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Like pretty much everyone else who saw it, Craig Sager said he was touched by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s message of encouragement to the ailing sideline reporter in his battle with leukemia during Sunday’s playoff game with Dallas. Popovich even pledged to take it easy on Sager should he return to the sideline, a welcome change from the gruff treatment Popovich usually metes out. But Sager told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch on Monday that he wouldn’t have it any other way. “It was just fabulous, an uplifting, tremendous thing for me,” Sager said of Popovich’s address, which was delivered as his son, Craig Sager Jr., stood in while wearing one of his flamboyant outfits. ”Pop saying he wanted me back and then promising to be nice? I was like, Oh, my God, that’s unbelievable, what an honor. But then I started thinking about it: If I come back and Pop starts being nice to me, it just wouldn’t be right. I want him to go Serbian on me.”

San Antonio Spurs News, Scores, Stats & Analysis – Spurs Nation Sager grateful for support, but says nice Pop ‘wouldn’t be right’
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