By Ryan Mayer

The San Antonio Spurs season came to an end last night with a 113-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. As always, following the game, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had a post-game press conference with the media and in typical Pop fashion, it garnered some gems.

It started however immediately following the first quarter when ESPN’s Doris Burke asked what he saw in the first from his team. Pop responded with a brief, nine-word summary.

We should have known that it was going to be that kind of night from then on out, but then came the post-game press conference. A reporter asked if Pop regretted going to a smaller line-up earlier in the game.

Oh but Pop wasn’t done. The next lesson came when a reporter didn’t really ask a question so much as they made a statement about rebounding in the game.

Lesson to all the youngsters out there hoping to be reporters one day. Try to phrase things in open ended question form, otherwise Pop will just flat not answer you. Two final clips from last night’s post-game.

Classic Pop. Never change coach, never change. The adversarial relationship with the media is always incredibly entertaining. Well, at least for those of us that don’t have to actually ask questions in your post-game pressers.

Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.


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