Amid speculations of a potential retirement and the given lowly regular season finish by his beloved franchise this 2022-23, it appears that Gregg Popovich isn’t shelving his silver and black-colored drawing board yet for good.
Per league insider Marc Stein, Popovich remains poised to coach the San Antonio Spurs for another season.
“I expect Popovich to be back on the Spurs’ bench next season and believe even more strongly that he won’t make any firm decisions about his future until after the draft lottery in mid-May,” Stein wrote.
Popovich, 74, is the current longest-tenured coach in the NBA, being at the sidelines already in 1988 starting as an assistant.
In 1996-97, he went on to inherit the coaching mantle of the Spurs, and the rest was history. Popovich became the guiding force of one of the best and most respectable programs in all of sports, mentoring San Antonio to five NBA titles while sustaining glorious excellence for 20-plus years with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili.
The all-time leader in wins among coaches, Popovich already got what he can aspire for in his coaching stint, but he can certainly maintain the wait and see if he can be lucky enough to net the generational talent Victor Wembanyama in the upcoming rookie draft to become the newest face of San Antonio basketball.