April 14, 2024

Spurs coach breaks NBA record

When Coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich took the role of head coach on December 10, 1996, he didn’t think that he would be breaking records 24 seasons later.

Popovich broke the record on Saturday when the Spurs took on the Washington Wizards as he entered his 24th season coaching the beloved Spurs. The previous record was held by the coach of the Utah Jazz, Jerry Sloan with 23 years followed by Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics with 16 years under his belt. There may not be a coach that has more seasons for years to come.

In the Popovich era, it was average that all of the other NBA teams had at least three coaches and some with as many as 14 since Pop took the role.

This summer, Pop negotiated a three-year deal with the Spurs this summer and remains the highest paid coach in the league.

Coach Pop is now the longest tenured coach with a single franchise in NBA history. #GoSpursGo

Posted by San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, October 26, 2019