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October 22, 2020

Gregg Popovich: A Model of Excellence

With the win in Game 1 of NBA playoffs over Denver Nuggets, Popovich surpassed Lenny Wilkins with his 1413 playoffs included. He began coaching in 1996 and since they drafted Tim Duncan they played in postseason. People said, Pop maybe an overrated because he had Tim Duncan all his life, but after the Big Man retired they were in playoffs and in West Finals 2 years ago.

Gregg Popovich keeps winning whoever running the show. From Avery Johnson to Tony Parker, Dejounte Murray and now Derrick White. Johnson was cut twice and signed with Spurs when Pop was a GM hit the game winner shot in New York to give the Spurs their first title. Tony Parker a Finals MVP in 2007 and made a historic run with the Big Three. Pop was the one who drafted Manu Ginobili, 57th in overall.

They signed Bruce Bowen in 2002 and help securing the perimeter in the next seven years. Found his favourite player in 2008 and 3 years later traded to the one who help the Spurs captured their fifth trophy and now got DeRozan and Poeltl after that guy traded. Who was part of the success of the team this season? Turned Derrick White into a regular starter and a game saviour. Signed Bryn Forbes who was undrafted in 2016 and now starting every game this season. With some big plays in game one. Gregg Popovich you’re a winner and whoever in front of you, you always excelled.

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