Video: Spurs’ Gregg Popovich crashes Michael Malone’s postgame presser
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had a short night for his team, but the veteran head coach made sure that he will have a share of the postgame spotlight.
Popovich crashed into the postgame press conference of Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone. No, he did not do it in a disrespectful manner. The 70-year-old coach took time to congratulate Malone for their win against the Spurs, and shared a light moment together — poking fun at “somebody” who made a record on Wednesday night.
That “somebody” is actually Popovich, who was ejected 63 seconds into the match after earning two technical fouls. Popovich hilariously said that the person who got ejected might have hit somebody to merit the punishment. The five-time NBA champion coach then left the scene, giving reporters the chance to continue the presser with Malone.
Popovich crashed Malone’s press conference. Turned it into a joint presser. pic.twitter.com/xHeApjrK8M
— Adam Mares (@Adam_Mares) April 4, 2019
Michael Malone coached the Nuggets to an impressive 113-85 win against the Spurs. Nikola Jokic showed once again why he is one of the best players in the league this season, posting 20 points and 11 rebounds on top of nine assists. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley added 19 points apiece off the bench.
Jamal Murray also had a double-double night with 14 points and 11 assists. Will Barton and Gary Harris added 11 points each, helping the Nuggets get the all-important win over the Spurs with only four games left to play in the 2018-19 NBA regular season.
The Nuggets improved to 52-26 and solidified their grip on the second spot in the Western Conference standings. They are now two games ahead of the third-placed Houston Rockets. The Spurs, on the other hand, dropped to eighth with their 45-34 record.