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Gregg Popovich ties Jerry Sloan for wins as a coach

Only one more game for Pop to own the 3rd spot in all-time wins.

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Pop has 1,221 total wins as an NBA head coach. The exact same as Jerry Sloan. They are tied for 3rd all time behind Don Nelson, in 1st with 1,335 and Lenny Wilkens in 2nd with 1,332.

One more win and Pop will stand alone in the 3rd spot.

Considering that last night’s game in Detroit was a road win, there is another milestone for Pop:

Pop is two road wins from matching (and 3 from passing) Pat Riley all-time.

He’ll have another opportunity for a road win tomorrow in Memphis against the Grizzlies.

So cheer on Pop and the Spurs this week as two milestones may be passed very soon.


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