Published: Mon, April 08, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Gregg Popovich Crashes Mike Malone's Postgame Interview After Getting Ejected

Gregg Popovich Crashes Mike Malone's Postgame Interview After Getting Ejected

Just 63 seconds into the Spurs' matchup against the Denver Nuggets, Gregg Popovich was ejected from the game.

Popovich had some fun with it when he crashed Nuggets head coach Mike Malone's post-game press conference, feigning surprise at Malone's report that "Somebody got thrown out in 63 seconds". When he didn't leave the ref alone, he was sent back to the locker room with his second technical and an ejection.

With a week left in the regular season, Denver sits at an National Basketball Association best 11-1 (.917) in the second game of back-to-back contests, 11-1 with zero days of rest.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Popovich is the first coach to be ejected within the first two minutes of a game since Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders was tossed 1:46 into a game against the Celtics in 2012.

Soon after, Popovich joined the scrum where Nuggets coach Michael Malone was conducting his postgame interviews.

It appears Pop is feeling the heat in this end-of-season stretch, being that he was ejected from Sunday's game as well.

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It is impossible to say if Denver was upset with the way that their offense has looked as of late, how badly they played against the Warriors on Tuesday night, or if Popovich's early antics inspired the team, but the Nuggets came out with a flare that has not been there in a while.

Popovich: "What was the record?"

The second unit also got involved as Monte Morris and Malik Beasley both had incredible nights.

Popovich: "Are you serious?" That person must have hit somebody.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Lonnie Walker IV each had 16 points for the Spurs, who slipped into the eighth spot with the loss. "Somebody get cursed at or anything?"

"Every once in a while, you get the [expletive] kicked out of you", said Lou Williams, who had 14 points off the bench.

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