There are some parallels that can be drawn between San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. One of the biggest ones would be the fact that neither seems interested in dealing with the media. However, Popovich isn’t a fan of the comparison and said in an interview with USA Today that he is very different than Lynch in that aspect.
“The only time I’m uncooperative is the end of the first or third quarter,” Popovich said. That is when the networks want to do their in-game interviews and Popovich is making it clear that those are the only times where he doesn’t want to talk. He wants to draw up his next plays for offense and defense and doesn’t want to be asked silly questions.
He has a point in that aspect but in an age where media wants to have complete access on and off the court to everything that is said and done, Popovich will never be happy with the interviews which won’t stop. Lynch on the other hand simply doesn’t want to the media ever so Popovich is different than him at the end of the day. Maybe the in-game interviews can stop though if Popovich asks very nicely.