Pop

“I have been blessed with a group of players that go on the court and win games.”
Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for some 20 years. The Spurs have won five NBA Championships during Popovich’s tenure. Popovich is a three-time NBA Coach of the Year and he has coached the NBA All-Stars on four occasions. Gregg Popovich is 67 years old and a graduate of the Air Force academy.

Gregg Popovich is one of the great coaches in Basketball history. Popovich is bold, creative and very bright. Under Popovich, the Spurs employ a great team concept. Popovich receives input from his players; he says the philosophy is participatory management. As someone who likes to see great team play as opposed to individual accomplishments, I find it most enjoyable to watch the Spurs. Popovich says the Spurs draft and sign players who want to be a piece of the puzzle, as opposed to players who want to make it about themselves. Terrific! Not only has San Antonio won five NBA titles under Pop, but they also have made the Playoffs for 19 consecutive seasons! Popovich is not a believer in shoot arounds – just because almost everyone else is doing something – does not mean that he will do it. Popovich likes players who participate but do not think they have all the answers. Nobody has all the answers, but Gregg Popovich certainly has a lot of them!

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