San Antonio Spurs Main coach Gregg Popovich now has 1,336 wins in 2,030 regular season games, making him the best coach in history NBA history.
The record was set on Friday night when the Spurs held on to victory. Utah Jazz in AT&T Center, winning 104–102 by 40 points in the fourth quarter after trailing for most of the game. San Antonio closed a 15-point gap as six Spurs finished the night in double figures, led by Dejont Murray27.
When the last signal sounded, coach Popovich was congratulated by the players, but he quickly went into the tunnel. Popovich tied Don Nelson at the top of the list on Monday after victory over Los Angeles Lakersand couldn’t beat him on Wednesday against Toronto Raptors.
Only Doc Rivers joined Popovich in the top 10
Now, with the Spurs’ victory over the Jazz, Popovich is the league’s best coach of all time. Lenny Wilkens (1332), Jerry Sloan (1221) and Pat Riley (1210) make up the rest of the five along with Popovich.
Among current coaches, only Philadelphia 76ers Main coach Doc Rivers joins Popovich in the all-time top 10 wins list. Eric Spoelstra51 is list of chances to surpass Popovich one day as the best coach in NBA history.
Popovich, 73, is currently in season 26 as head coach of the Spurs, played 22 games after the end of the season and playoff record 170-114. His regular season record is 1336-691 and he won Coach of the Year awarded three times (2003, 2012, 2014).