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Gregg Popovich Signs 5-Year, 80M Contract With Spurs

Popovich has a career record of 1,366 wins and 761 losses while being third all-time in playoff victories.

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SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has signed a contract extension to remain at the helm of the team as they enter a new era.

The Story: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported and the Spurs later confirmed that Popovich has signed a five-year contract extension worth $80 million.

  • Popovich serves as the team’s president of basketball operations, making it possible for him to complete his contract even if he decides to not coach for the full five years.
  • The $80 million deal passes Monty Williams’ six-year, $78.5 million deal he signed earlier this summer with the Detroit Pistons.

Why it matters: With San Antonio entering the Victor Wembanyama era, locking down the winningest coach in NBA history means the Spurs can now put together a team for a future championship run.

  • Popovich has a career record of 1,366 wins and 761 losses while being third all-time in playoff victories with 170.
  • With Popovich at the helm, he led the Spurs to 22 consecutive trips to the playoffs.
  •  “It was one of the most — this will sound strange — more enjoyable years. It was fun in a way, not being on TV much and just go to work and you don’t worry about results,” Popovich said after the NBA Draft.

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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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