At the center of it all is Popovich, the East Chicago, Indiana-raised child of a Croatian mother and Serbian father who attended the Air Force Academy, became one of the greatest coaches in basketball history and usually exudes the attitude of a dad on the front porch at prom night.
You do not mess with Pop.
He does not play around. He does not seek acclaim. He does not suffer fools. Popovich is perhaps best known for his clipped in-game interviews, in which he offers all the detail and candor of a fisherman asked to reveal where his secret spot is.
Of course, this won't happen. Popovich is not going to run for president this year or any year (he's probably too smart to want to put himself through that, honestly). But, if only for a few minutes, it's pretty nice to imagine a country guided by the Popovich Doctrine.
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