The end of the road could be coming sooner than you think for future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “Few in his orbit expect Popovich to coach the Spurs beyond the 2020 Summer Olympics, and there always has been the possibility that he could spend the 2019-20 season traveling around the NBA and across the globe, preparing for his national team duties.”
Popovich took over as the head coach of the men’s national team, replacing Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, following the 2016 Olympic Games. He’d previously been an assistant under George Karl from 2002-04.
The 69-year-old Spurs head coach is widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time. In his 22 seasons leading San Antonio, Popovich has missed the playoffs just once, that coming in his rookie campaign.
He has an all-time regular season record of 1,197-541, has a postseason record of 167-110, has won five championships and has been named the Coach of the Year three times.