San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Signs new 5 year deal with team
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will return for a 28th season where he has signed a new 5-year deal with San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs announced on Saturday that Popovich had signed a new five-year deal. Gregg Popovich will make more than $80 million.
Since taking over as a Coach of the Spurs in 1996, Popovich has led the team to five NBA Titles, solidifying his status as the longest-tenured coach in any major US sports league. Additionally, he recently coached a team of NBA stars to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier in the 2022-2023 season he said “ I think the little voice in my head will tell me, That’s enough .’When I am tired of telling someone,’ Well, why are you getting beat backdoor so much? Can you please stay in front of somebody? Maybe you want to touch him and block him out a little bit. Maybe when we shoot a shot, you want to run back that way with a little bit of effort instead of loafing. Get your ass in gear."When I stop wanting to do that, then I’ll know it's over”
As a three-time NBA Coach of the Year, Popovich holds the record for the most wins in NBA history, with an impressive career record of 1,366-761. He is renowned for his expertise in working with the big men and nurturing global talent, making him the ideal mentor for easing Wembanyama’s transition into the NBA.
Popovich has previously achieved success with notable big man draft pick David Robinson and Tim Duncan and he has played an instrumental role in developing international players such as France’s Tony Parker and Argentina’s Manu Ginobili.
The Spurs were 22-60 last season and missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, the longest drought of his career.
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