Pop’s a fun guy.
He’s well versed in the art of the interview.
He likes a little “nasty.”
The Spurs iconic head coach turns seventy-two today. He has the distinction of being the oldest active coach in the league. Contrast that to Ryan Saunders who, at 34, under half Pop’s age. Just as he has for two decades, Pop is grooming and shaping the next generation of the NBA.
His tree of past assistant coaches and players who currently lead opposing franchises is substantial and his reputation as the NBA’s greatest coach is arguable as his achievements have mounted over the last twenty-five seasons.
As Popovich ushers in the next generation of Spurs, our beloved head coach shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to his duties with the Spurs, he served as the head coach of 2019 FIBA Men’s basketball and will coach the upcoming Olympic Men’s team.
Pop is getting a night off tonight in San Antonio in what has otherwise been a constantly busy season.
Enjoy your day, Pop. Happy birthday.
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