With his father battling leukemia, Craig Sager Jr. was asked to step in and interview Gregg Popovich after the third quarter of Game 1 between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks.
While Popovich is usually very brief and sometimes even off-putting during in-game interviews, the head coach showed his softer side while talking to Sager's son. After some lighthearted banter, Pop looked directly at the camera to wish Craig Sr. a speedy recovery.
And that wasn't all he did, as Craig Jr. relayed via Twitter:
Popovich gave me a hand written letter to give my Dad tomorrow. The whole Spurs organization is filled with class and great people. Thanks— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 20, 2014