Jun 6, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich answers questions during a news conference at Spurs Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Gregg Popovich plays intense game of Connect Four with children (Photo)


With the 2014 NBA Finals now underway, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has his full focus and attention on getting his team back into a championship parade after losing a heartbreaking series in 2013.

Even so, Popovich still has time in his schedule to interact with children and show his kinder and more gentle side to the viewing world.

Courtesy of Luke Bonner, the younger brother of Spurs forward Matt Bonner, here’s a look at Popovich engaging in a game of Connect Four with some children at a local event.

Bonner does a lot of charity work, including work with the Rock-On Foundation. Popovich could have been appearing at one of his events, but where this photo was taken has yet to be confirmed.

Did I say Popovich was kind and gentle earlier? Looking at this picture, it would appear that coach Pop is taking this game very seriously.

The look on the young girl’s face is priceless. You can read the intimidation all over her face.

As far as the young boy with the glasses is concerned, either he’s participating in a staring contest with Popovich or he’s merely getting inside the head of his competition.

Popovich playing a board game of any nature is pretty much the coolest thing ever. What’s next? Hungry Hungry Hippos? Monopoly? How about Checkers or Chess?

I’d love to challenge him to a game of Jenga. That’s really the only game I have any skill at. I have very nimble fingers.


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