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Pop is seven wins from being named “all time” winningest coach in NBA history...again

Pop’s 73rd birthday gift was a fantastic win over one of the top teams in the league.

Atlanta Hawks v San Antonio Spurs Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images

My apologies not posting this the morning after the game, but my daughter and I attended the game. Under normal circumstances, we stay until halftime, maybe until the end of third quarter, and then head home. She is only eight and her bedtime usually does not allow for a full game.

But if you watched the game...

You know it was exciting and that in third quarter, the San Antonio Spurs began to take over. We were glued to our seats. The late night led to an even later return and I was unable to finish the piece before bed.

It stared off well with a tribute to DeMar DeRozan, who was making his first appearance at the AT&T Center since heading to Chicago to join the Bulls. He’s had a remarkable season and there were plenty of Bulls bandwagon fans as well as the DeMar “DeVout.”

It was also Derrick White Bobblehead Night, and his focus has been on using his platform to support Morgan’s Wonderland, an inclusive theme park, here in San Antonio.

All around great night. I even posted about my Daddy/Daughter Date Night on my Facebook page.

Last night’s victory against the Bulls brings head coach Gregg Popovich one win closer to the top of the all-time regular season wins list.

Pop (and the Spurs) needs seven more wins to pass Don Nelson, and only four to pass Lenny Wilkins for the second spot. But second place is not the goal here.

As previously mentioned, Pop has more wins than any other NBA coach in history when combining regular and post season, but now he has an opportunity to own both grand total and regular season win totals.

The next opportunity will take place tonight as the Spurs take on the top rated Suns in Phoenix. Hey, they beat the second best in the East, where else to go but to the best in the West.

Go Spurs Go!

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