After losing Game 7 to the Heat and failing to win the NBA championship, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called Clippers coach Doc Rivers and asked for advice on how to deal with such a tough loss.
In 2010 when Rivers was coaching the Celtics, the C’s let Game 7 slip away and fell to the eventual champion Lakers. Similarly, the Spurs lost a hard fought series against the Heat. Popovich has four titles, but Doc Rivers let him know that the pain of a tough loss never goes away.
Via CBS Sports:
Popovich will never forget that game. It was an incredible series, a shame that someone had to lose. But the Spurs did, and it will hang with him despite Popovich’s considerable and admirable perspective on sports in the greater picture of life.