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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gregg Popovich expected to sign three-year extension with Spurs

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich has yet to state publicly if he intends to continue coaching the San Antonio Spurs next season, but all signs point to him coming back for his 24th season with the team.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Popovich is expected to sign a three-year extension with the Spurs that will make him the highest-paid coach in the NBA. Despite the length of the new deal, the Spurs understand the 70-year-old will continue evaluate his coaching future on a year-to-year basis.

Popovich has five NBA titles and is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game. He’s trying to get the Spurs back to being a championship contender after they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs the past two seasons. His 1,245 victories rank third on the all-time list behind only Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkins.

For what it’s worth, Popovich intends to coach Team USA in the FIBA World Cup in China in September and then in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He recently gave a classic Popovich response when asked if he will return next season, but it would be a surprise if he retired at this point.



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