According to the information from the ESPN insider, Gregg Popovich plans to finish the coaching career in San Antonio Spurs. Adrian Wojnarowski said that his further work with the club is unlikely.
It is worth recalling that Gregg Popovich took the position of the head coach of San Antonio Spurs in 1996. In the first season the club made it to the playoffs. However, the coach managed to lead the team to 21 playoffs in each subsequent year. Thus, Popovich is rightly considered the NBA most experienced coach — throughout his career he was able to build a well-coordinated interaction between players, which brings an effective result.
Gregg’s qualifications look really impressive:
- 1197 winning matches with only 541 matches lost. Such statistics are really amazing.
- 5th place in the NBA coaches ranking in the history of the organization.
- Appointment as Mike Krzyzewski assistant, the US men team head coach.
- 4th place considering the winning ratio.
In addition, Popovich received the title of coach of the year three times. He also was named the champion of the league five times.
According to information from the insider, Gregg Popovich plans to hold his last season (2018-2019) as coach of the San Antonio Spurs. During his career, he gave fans the opportunity to enjoy a dynamic and exciting live basketball.
In addition, sources say that Gregg Popovich plans to begin preparations for the upcoming Olympics. For this reason, the season 2019-2020 for San Antonio Spurs will be held without an experienced leader. In the regular season of this year, Popovich managed to ensure a record of 47-35 for his team. See today match for more scores. The club lost the first round of the playoffs to the Golden State Warriors, who later became champions.
Thus, the following seasons will be a period of significant changes for the club. It is also worth recalling that the Golden State Warriors may lose Kawhi Leonard, who is likely to start the next season as a free agent. This season, his absence due to injury has become quite a serious problem for the club.
These are the reasons why San Antonio Spurs need not only a new experienced coach, but also several effective players that will allow to restructure the team.