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Video: Spurs mob Gregg Popovich in great moment as he sets all-time wins record

Gregg Popovich mobbed by his players

Gregg Popovich is now officially the winningest head coach in NBA history, and his team celebrated him in fitting fashion.

The San Antonio Spurs head coach broke Don Nelson’s all-time record with his 1,336th career win. The Spurs’ hard-fought 104-102 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday was what clinched the record for their longtime coach.

As the final buzzer sounded, Spurs players mobbed around Popovich to celebrate with him. Check out the awesome moment.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement on Popovich becoming the league’s all-time winningest coach.

The 73-year-old Popovich is by far the longest-tenured head coach in the NBA, having led the Spurs since 1996. He holds a career record of 1,336-694 (.658). Popovich has also guided the Spurs to five NBA championships and has won three Coach of the Year Awards.

San Antonio has been less successful this year at 26-41, but they still have a shot at making the Western Conference play-in tournament. While Popovich doesn’t often celebrate, it does happen from time to time, and Friday’s record-breaking moment was certainly worthy of one.

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