Gregg Popovich has dominated the NBA during his time as coach of the San Antonio Spurs. To go along with his five NBA titles, other numerous accolades, and a strong voice in politics, Popovich is one of a kind. But he’s now 70 years old and he isn’t getting any younger.
The Spurs have endured a lot of change ever since Tim Duncan retired. Gone are the likes of Tm Duncan, Manu Ginobli, and Tony Parker. Enter in LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar Derozan, along with a mix of young guys as well. Instead of being in title contention, Popovich is left with doing what he can and developing the young talent that is left on the team.
With all that on the table, Popovich was asked about his plans for next season.
“I don’t know the answer,” Popovich said when asked about his plans for next season in an interview Wednesday night after the Spurs’ 105-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
It would be a weird image to see the Spurs play and not see Gregg Popovich coaching. It would officially mean a new era of Spurs basketball, something that hasn’t been thought of in a long time. I don’t think any of us are ready for it, but we have to start thinking about it sooner rather than later.