Gregg Popovich Misses Jazz F Boris Diaw as a Wine Drinking Partner

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2017

BERLIN - OCTOBER 7: Head Coach Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker  #9 and Boris Diaw #33 of the San Antonio Spurs talk during practice as part of the 2014 Global Games on October 7, 2014 at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledg
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We know Utah Jazz forward Boris Diaw likes his caffeine.

Apparently he enjoys his wine, too.

On Wednesday, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said that he misses the crafty forward, who spent the previous five-and-a-half seasons in San Antonio, as a drinking buddy.

"It made our dinners a lot less fun," Pop said when asked about the trade that sent Diaw to Utah, per Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune. "He was one of the only guys who would drink with me. I try to corrupt all my players with wine. He was easy. He was an easy target."

Pop went on to praise Diaw, a pass-first power forward, as unselfish. He's averaging 4.6 points and 2.3 assists for the No. 4-seeded Jazz, who will take on the Los Angeles Clippers in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs.

[h/t For The Win]


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