In April, Gregg Popovich signed a three-year extension with the San Antonio Spurs. However, Popovich referred to Dirk Nowitzki on Monday, November 18 and the retirement topic was raised. According to American media reports on Monday, Popovich will coach out of contract, but it is unsure as to what will happen after that. Popovich, who will turn 71 in January 2020, has been working with the San Antonio Spurs since 1988. Popovich has had a Hall of Fame run in the league.
Interesting comment from Pop: "It’s always different coming onto a court when the star (Dirk) that was basically the backbone of the franchise is gone. It sort of gives you pause and makes you understand how fortunate you are to still be there, I guess. Pretty soon I won’t be.”— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) November 19, 2019
Popovich is arguably one of the finest coaches in NBA history. Under his guidance as the head coach, the Spurs have won five NBA championships. They have also made it to the NBA playoffs for 22 straight years, which is a league record. This season, the Spurs are at 5-8 (win-loss record) and are currently on a losing streak. As per certain NBA reports, if the Spurs want to make it to the playoffs this season as well, DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge will have to show more consistency, as they are the Spurs’ NBA All-Stars.
Gregg Popovich clarified for reporters in San Antonio after the game that Tim Duncan was the acting head coach after his ejection. The Spurs’ fifth straight loss, as stated earlier, goes on Pop’s record— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 17, 2019