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Gregg Popovich will coach San Antonio Spurs through 2019... at least.

LaMarcus wanted Pop to be his coach through his contract and that's what he's getting.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It was announced through our mothership that Gregg Popovich would be coaching the San Antonio Spurs through at least the nezt four years.  Pop's contract comes to an end whenever the Spurs season ends in May or June of 2019.

PPP signed that contract just about a year ago, so why would this is be announced now?  Well, LaMarcus Aldridge wanted some assurances that Pop would be his coach through the end of Pop's contract.  With Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Tony Parker all coming back next year and the recent addition of David West it seems like a good idea to make sure the maestro of the orchestra is still up at the podium keeping everyone in time.

This now ends the speculation at the end of the season of whether Pop would retire or return next season.  Sure that is probably media generated, but at least we can put it to bed for a few years. And if the announcement helps the Spurs sign any additional free agents, so much the better.