While we all know Pop could care less (or couldn’t care less, depending on your idiomatic philosophy) about winning his 1300th regular season NBA game, it is still a significant milestone, especially in today’s NBA where the career of the average NBA coach has a half-life what it was just a decade ago.
1300 wins also means there are exactly three NBA coaches to accomplish that feat. In addition to Pop, Don Nelson’s 1,335 reigns supreme and Lennie Wilkins stands three behind at 1,332.
Pop is 36 wins from most all time.
Speaking overall, he already is the NBA coach with the most wins when accumulated postseason games are tallied alongside the regular season. He matched Lennie Wilkins back in April of 2019.
If Pop stays on one more season, there is a sturdy chance he will take his rightful place as the winningest coach in NBA history, in both regular season and postseason, a record sure to stand for quite some time.
And honestly, isn’t that what he deserves, whether he wants the recognition or not?
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