Not long after news of Craig Sager’s passing became public, an outpouring of love came from all corners of the athletic universe.
Craig Sager worked for Turner Sports for over 30 years, creating a legacy as one of the greatest sideline reporters of all time. He was beloved by fans, players, and coaches for his friendliness, basketball knowledge, and of course, his suit game. The legendary reporter battled acute myeloid leukemia since he was first diagnosed in 2014, and was admitted back into the hospital in late November 2016.
Turner Sports president David Levy’s official statement:
“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us. There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.
While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig’s wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong.”