Coach Pau Gasol won't let a Brooke Olzendam interview stop him from coaching!

NBCS NW Staff

Pau Gasol wasn't playing in Fan Fest on Sunday, but that doesn't mean he wasn't finding ways to influence the Gray team!

The veteran big-man was mic'd up for part of the first half and was seen drawing up plays and coaching from the bench. 

Courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam attempted to interview Gasol during the third quarter to ask about how he got roped into the coaching role. 

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A distracted Gasol continued coaching players on the court while trying to pay attention to Brooke's questions. 

Gasol told Jamie Hudson earlier this week that even though he is not playing in Fan Fest, he was still looking forward to the event.

"Part of our mission is to keep exciting our fans," Gasol said. "I think the fans will be excited to see the new guys play and interact, and engage with the players and staff… That's also part of our job – to relate to the fans and, the fans to identify with us… It's always fun."

Watch the video above to hear Gasol's full interview with Brooke during the game!

Coach Pau Gasol won't let a Brooke Olzendam interview stop him from coaching! originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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