Video: Popovich gets emotional with Jeff Van Gundy

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich definitely leads the league in sideline interview efficiency (you know, if the metric existed.)

Let's add last night's exchange with ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy to the pantheon of Popovich sideline interviews.

And if that wasn't awesome enough, if you listen real, real closely, Pop added "I love you" afterwards.

Here's the hug in GIF form, via SB Nation.

The Spurs, meanwhile, tacked on a season-high 67 points in the second half on 65.7 percent shooting. They won their seventh game by 20+ points this season, tying Minnesota for the league lead.

And Kawhi Leonard smiled, too. It was a weird night.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.