Report: Gregg Popovich taking year-to-year approach to coaching future
Gregg Popovich signed a three-year extension to remain coach of the San Antonio Spurs back in April, but it doesn’t sounds like it’s a guarantee he’ll see that deal out.
According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, questions linger about how long the 71-year-old Popovich will continue coaching with nothing left to prove. Amick says there is a wide belief around the NBA that Popovich is essentially operating on a year-by-year basis right now.
Popovich still has the itch, at least for now. He will coach Team USA at this summer’s Olympic Games.
The longtime San Antonio Spurs coach has played coy in the past when asked about his future, but that’s nothing new. You can’t fault Popovich for taking this approach. He has said and done just about everything in the game, and no one could blame him for retiring at any point.
Amick adds that Kansas coach Bill Self has been mentioned often as a potential Popovich replacement. Self said he’s never been spoken to by the Spurs when asked about this, but that could always change when Popovich actually steps down.