In January, Spurs president-coach Gregg Popovich said he didn’t know whether he’d retire after after this season, the final year of his contract.
I expect Popovich to come back, and one Spurs staffer said late Saturday night he had “no doubt.”
Jabari Young of The Athletic:
Popovich will coach Team USA in the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Olympics. So, he’s definitely not walking away entirely.
Does the 70-year-old want to continue with his NBA workload? I think so. He strikes a good work-life balance, and he’s one of the greatest coaches of all-time. Far more than any other NBA team with its coach, the Spurs are built around him. If he remains, San Antonio has a fighting chance to make the playoffs. Again.
Popovich has earned the right to take as long as he wants to decide on a new contract. I suspect, though, he’ll eventually sign one.