Career wins: Gregg Popovich in the NBA legend!

1,336 victories on the clock! Gregg Popovich made history tonight by becoming the winning coach (in the regular season) and overtaking Don Nelson after a crazy end to the game between San Antonio and Utah.

Indeed, the Spurs led by ten points at the start of the fourth quarter and even dropped to -15 (66-81) 10 minutes from the end, before the magic finally worked, giving Coach Pop’ his 1,336th victory, in the final. wake of a Murray-Poeltl duo of great evenings (104-102 final score).

“Gregg Popovich’s success with Spurs is unprecedented in our league. It is therefore only fitting that he now takes the record for career wins.” said “Commissioner” Adam Silver. “His leadership and unwavering dedication to the game are widely admired by generations of players and coaches. Congratulations to Coach Pop on this new achievement in his storied career.”

Another achievement in its legend

“Legendary”, the word is well found. The feat is all the more resounding for Gregg Popovich as it was accomplished in a single franchise, in San Antonio, where he has coached for 26 years, a record for longevity in the world of American professional sports.

The stability and ability to renew his workforce, unearthing gold nuggets like Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard or more recently Dejounte Murray, have built his legend and five NBA championship titles over the years.

“I think he has been able to adapt”, declared its first-ever “franchise player,” Hall of Famer David Robinson. “He won in different conditions with different groups. We were a dominant defensive team, until teams with Kawhi Leonard and all these guys were dominant on offense. They had a good mix on both sides. And even now you see how he had to adapt to a very, very different team. I think that made it bigger. How can you win 67% of your matches or anything else for 25 years? It’s ridiculous. It’s pretty incredible.”

An example of humility

Without superstars, what Coach Pop has accomplished this season is indeed as remarkable as the rest, with San Antonio still standing at the gates of play-in after this 26th win. Even praised by a whole room and carried triumphantly by his team, he remained very level-headed. Humility is also what makes her strong.

“Pop doesn’t like compliments. He doesn’t like that.”Dejounte had confided to Murray. “That is a very good thing. But you also want to remind him of his success, because that’s rare. Because he is a man who just wants to focus on winning and every day. He never talks about himself. We never talk about his record but we will definitely celebrate if we win for him because he is a great man and he deserves it. He pushes all his players, whether you’re first or last, a G-League player, a 10-day contract, he adopts you from day one. He deserves it all.”

The time has now come for Gregg Popovich to enjoy this immense achievement with his group before returning to work very soon. The “back-to-back” against Indiana tonight is not going to prepare!

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players GM Minimum shots 3 points LF Out Certainly early pd bp int CT side Points
Dejounte Murray 58 34.6 46.6 31.5 77.8 1.3 7.2 8.4 9.4 2.6 2.1 0.3 2.1 20.6
Keldon Johnson 61 31.4 46.6 41.0 74.9 1.1 4.9 6.0 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.1 1.9 16.1
Derrick White 49 30.3 42.6 31.4 86.9 0.5 3.0 3.5 5.6 1.8 1.0 0.9 2.4 14.4
Jakob Poeltl 55 29.3 61.9 100.0 48.4 3.9 5.3 9.1 3.0 1.6 0.7 1.7 3.1 13.5
lonnie walker 60 23.2 41.0 31.0 78.1 0.3 2.3 2.5 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.5 12.0
Devin Vasell 57 26.3 43.1 34.4 81.5 0.6 3.7 4.3 1.8 0.8 1.0 0.6 2.1 11.7
Doug Mcdermott 50 24.4 46.2 42.2 77.1 0.4 1.9 2.3 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.6 11.5
Bryn Forbes 40 16.9 43.2 41.7 89.8 0.1 1.5 1.6 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.1 1.1 9.1
Romeo Langford 1 16.1 75.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0
Thaddeus Young 26 14.3 57.8 0.0 45.5 1.5 2.0 3.6 2.3 1.2 0.9 0.3 1.5 6.1
Josh Richardson 6 17.0 38.7 61.5 100.0 0.7 1.0 1.7 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.3 5.7
Keita Bates Diop 50 16.2 50.9 34.7 70.8 1.0 2.9 3.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.3 1.1 5.4
Tre Jones 53 14.5 50.5 11.5 79.7 0.4 1.5 1.9 2.8 0.6 0.5 0.0 1.0 5.2
Joshua Primo 35 16.3 37.7 33.3 73.5 0.7 1.3 2.0 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.4 5.0
Zach Collins 12 15.3 46.8 33.3 75.0 1.8 3.2 4.9 1.7 1.7 0.5 0.5 2.2 5.0
Jock Landale 40 10.3 50.0 32.8 85.7 1.1 1.1 2.2 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.3 1.1 4.8
Drew Eubanks 49 12.1 52.8 12.5 74.7 1.3 2.7 4.0 1.0 0.9 0.3 0.6 1.2 4.7
Devontae Cacok 11 8.4 69.2 0.0 57.1 0.6 2.6 3.3 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.1 3.6
Tomas Satoransky 1 9.2 0.0 0.0 75.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Tyler Johnson 3 17.7 20.0 33.3 0.0 0.7 1.3 2.0 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.7 1.0 2.0
Joe Wieskamp 19 5.1 43.3 40.0 42.9 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 1.9
Juancho Hernangomez 5 10.1 33.3 0.0 75.0 0.8 2.2 3.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 1.4
Jaylen Morris 3 5.3 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
Anthony Lam 2 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0