With yet another victory for the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich collects his 1,000th regular season win as a Head Coach in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Indiana Pacers 95-93 with Guard, Marc Belinelli hitting the game winning shot. Belinelli’s game winning score is the beauty of Gregg Popovich and the system he runs. Gregg Popovich uses a system that is un-reliant on any one player. The San Antonio Spurs use screens like no other team in the NBA as they create open shots for skill based players such as Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green.
Gregg Popovich is in his 19th season with the San Antonio Spurs and becomes part of an exclusive club as only nine Coaches in NBA history have accomplished this feat with only himself and Jerry Sloan (Utah Jazz) collecting those wins with a single team. In his span with the San Antonio Spurs, his teams have captured 5 NBA Championships and 18 winning seasons with a winning percentage above .600. His teams have had 16 seasons in which they have won 50 or more games and 4 seasons in which they have won 60 or more games, simply amazing. Only four other Coaches have five or more NBA Championships in the history of the NBA and few have brought the stability to a single franchise as Gregg Popovich has. As his accomplishments continue to rise, the question of where he places amongst the greatest of all-time begins to be asked.
Marc Belinelli’s game winning shot
Greg Popovich’s honours players for 1,000th win in post-game interview
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