‘Gregg Popovich to Brooklyn Nets’ rumors have been doing the rounds since last night and Sean Marks has now addressed the rumors.
The 71-year old coach has been with the Spurs since 1996. However, a shocking rumor has been making rounds lately in the NBA linking the Spurs coach with the Brooklyn Nets. However, the rumor was recently shot down by Sean Marks who claimed that the 5-time championship winning coach is only bound to finish his career at the Spurs.
How did the Gregg Popovich to Brooklyn Nets tip off?
The Brooklyn Nets will conduct a search for new coach this off-season. The Nets will part ways with Kenny Atkinson at the end of the season. With All-stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in their ranks, the Nets certainly have a team to challenge the best in the east next year.
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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was the one to throw the San Antonio Spurs head coach’s name in the mix, but there’s been no word about the idea since. However Marks shot it down when he was interviewed on Friday.
“Pop has a job. So I will say that. And, obviously, we all know he’s an amazing, amazing coach — and to be quite frank, an even better leader. So I’ll let Pop continue to coach for the Spurs. He owes it to them and they owe it to him. I’m sure he’s quite happy there.”
Gregg’s achievements with Spurs
Popovich is not only the best Spurs coach of all time, but he could go down as the top coach in NBA history. He has won five championships with San Antonio and is only one of the five coaches in NBA history to win five or more championships. He is the longest tenured coach across all major leagues in the USA.
He has led the Spurs to a winning record in each of his 22 full seasons as head coach, surpassing 11-time NBA championship winning manager Phil Jackson for the most consecutive winning seasons in NBA history.
He has collected 1,272 victories in the regular season and 170 in the playoffs. Every championship won by the Spurs’ has been under his leadership.