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Report: Spurs promote Mitch Johnson and Darius Songaila to Assistant Coach

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The Silver and Black proceed with in-house promotions to fill their coaching staff vacancies

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The San Antonio Spurs have promoted assistant coach Mitch Johnson to fill the position vacated by Tim Duncan, according to a report from ESPN Senior NBA Writer Marc J. Spears.

Spears also states San Antonio has promoted player development assistant Darius Songaila to the position of assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff.

This news comes less than 24 hours after the Big Fundamental stepped down as an assistant coach following his lone season occupying the bench next to his former play-caller.

Songaila suited up for the Kings, Bulls, Wizards, Hornets, and 76ers during his eight-year NBA career and joined the Spurs as a quality assurance assistant in their video department in 2018.

Last year was Johnson’s first season on the sidelines for the San Antonio, though he spent three years as an assistant coach for the Austin Spurs, even helping them on their way to a G-League title in 2018.