Gregg Popovich might just earn himself the NBA Finals MVP Award, regardless of which team wins, based on his interviews alone. His interview with Doris Burke following the third quarter is the perfect example of his work so far.
Pop, being the notoriously grumpy and curt interviewer that he is, responds with all of 12 words to two questions from Burke.
His "I think we played real solid defense" response to the first question is a pretty normal, typical answer from Pop, but he really gets things going with the response to her second question.
Burke asks what he's planning on doing to keep LeBron James in check, Pop simply responds, "I can't tell you that."
Solid question by Burke, amazing return from Pop. That's two veterans in a back-and-forth, but with a more dominant ending than the French Open final between David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal.
Pop couldn't tell Doris his 4Q plan because it involved arson.— Noam Schiller (@noamschiller) June 12, 2013
Do Gregg Popovich and Jeff Van Gundy know that the Miami Heat don't have a TV on their sideline?— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) June 12, 2013
I honestly don't think I've ever seen any other coach respond to a question like that. A "no comment" would've been more than sufficient, as opposed to the complete disregard of the question.