Players and officials congratulated the 73-year-old at his 1336th win, with which he overtook the previous record holder Don Nelson. Nelson described the coach of the San Antonio Spurs at ESPN as the “greatest coach” and added: “When I was involved as a co-trainer, I thought he could learn something from me. But I learned more of him than he from me, that’s for sure.”
Popovich took over the Spurs in 1996 and won the Texans in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014 the championship in the best basketball league in the world. On Friday (local time), his Spurs brought the success with a 104: 102 against Utah Jazz, which Popovich brings the sole record. “Gregg Popovich’s success with the Spurs is unprecedented in our league. Therefore, it’s just matching that he now holds the record for most career quies,” said Nba-Boss Adam Silver in a statement.
The modest popovich was the hype around his person rather uncomfortable. “We all have proportion of this record. It is not mine, it is our, here in this city,” said the success coach. “This is not such a single. Basketball is a team sport.” Popovich formed in his time players like Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.