Craig Sager, the beloved sideline reporter for TNT and TBS known for his unconventional wardrobe choices, died December 15 at the age of 65 after a battle with leukemia. The entire Time Warner (No. 37 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) family mourns the passing of Sager, who spent over three decades covering sports for Turner. David Levy, Turner president issued the following statement:
“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us. There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.
“While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig’s wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong.”
Watch thevideo tribute to Sager below:
NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 15, 2016