Sager remembered for love of family, sports and flashy coats

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ATLANTA -- Longtime TNT broadcaster Craig Sager was remembered for his love of family, sports and colorful attire at a memorial service Tuesday that produced laughs and tears.

Among those attending the service were San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and members of Sager's Turner Sports TV family, including Ernie Johnson and Reggie Miller.

Popovich said he didn't talk at the ceremony.

"Everybody who was there was just honoring a wonderful human being," he said.

The Rev. Randy Mickler, former senior pastor of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia, led the service. Rev. Mickler noted he decided against wearing his normal black robe and instead wore a purple shirt and colorful jacket he said would have made Sager "extremely proud and pleased."

Sager died Thursday following a two-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia. He was 65.

Grammy-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams sang two songs at the service. Johnson said Sager "planted sequoias" by inspiring others with his determined battle against cancer.

Information from ESPN's Michael C. Wright was used in this report.

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