SAN FRANCISCO — It’s the day before the opening night of the new NBA season, and Craig Sager — who’s about to return to work after a dramatic battle with leukemia — Sager is speaking to a reporter at Turner Sports’ pre-season media event.

He’s halfway through describing a nice call he received from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich when someone interrupts from his right

It’s legendary sports broadcaster Marv Albert, who also works NBA games for TNT. They hug. “So good to see you,” Albert says

A few minutes later comes another interruption, from Sager’s left now. This time it’s popular Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson, himself a cancer survivor. The three sports broadcasting luminaries briefly mourn longtime NBA coach Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkins lymphoma on Sunday Read more…

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Craig Sager feels ‘terrific’ about NBA return after leukemia ordeal