“Welcome back to the sidelines, Craig Sager.”
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich — he of the legendary on-court interviews — basically said that above in his own way on Thursday night, as the Spurs took on the Grizzlies on TNT. He was genuinely happy to see Sager, just not to do the interview.
And I can tell you from personal experience, you don’t want to use the word “happy” when interviewing Popovich. Coaches are never happy. In his mind.