Depending on where you stand, sideline interviews are either pointless or insightful. There is no correct way to view these transient journalistic encounters between quarters.
The only universal truth: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is a highly entertaining interview. Whether it is his sarcasm or surly mood, Popovich is adept at dismantling any interview.
You may not like his attitude. You may enjoy it. His wife, however, isn’t a fan of her husband’s antics. Popovich expressed her disappointment in a radio interview with 790 the Ticket in Miami.
“I know. I’m a jerk. I’m going to go ahead and admit it publically to the whole world. Tell me what to do. What should I do?… I don’t know how to answer so sue me for being stupid and not having the answers to the questions. (Host: Keep doing it, it’s entertaining.) It entertains everybody but my wife. When I get home and she says ‘geez why are you so mean? You’re a jerk, people hate you.’ I go I’m sorry honey, I have to do better next time.”
“And there’s no exaggeration. Did you see that guy honey? Did you see him? All you have to do is see him and you know why I answered the way I did. (She says) ‘That’s no excuse, you’re a grown man. Show some maturity.’ I said ‘I can’t, I can’t do it.”
In this case, Spurs fans should be grateful for a little immaturity.