Nets reportedly expected to pursue Gregg Popovich

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The Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue Gregg Popovich for the head coach position, per Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times.

The Nets are on the search for a new head coach and are expected to show interest for the legendary head coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

“The lovable underdog days of the Nets are numbered, with league sources, including those familiar with the Nets and the Spurs, expecting Brooklyn to explore bringing the NBA’s biggest coaching name — Gregg Popovich — to the Nets’ sidelines,” Woike reports.

On Thursday night, Popovich saw the Spurs miss the playoff for the first time since 1997.

At the same time, Brooklyn wants to hire a top-tier coach next season, as the return of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will make them a title contender.