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Popovich negotiating new contract with Spurs

Gregg Popovich

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich mentioned he’s negotiating a brand new contract.

Popovich wrapped up his 23rd NBA season with the Spurs on Saturday after San Antonio have been eradicated in seven video games by the Denver Nuggets of their Western Convention first-round collection. 

Nonetheless, the Spurs tied the document for the longest streak in NBA historical past by making the playoffs for a 22nd consecutive season.

Earlier this month, Popovich grew to become the all-time chief in whole wins by a head coach in league historical past. Within the 70-year-old’s time on the helm, the Spurs have gained 5 championships, most just lately in 2014.

Whereas talking to reporters Monday, Popovich indicated he will likely be again subsequent season.

“That is up within the air,” Popovich mentioned jokingly. “I am at the moment… I’ve by no means talked about my contract in all these years. By no means had an agent. By no means talked concerning the contract. Identical to R.C. [Buford, Spurs general manager] do not discuss free brokers or trades, or something.

“My contract is principally my enterprise, however I will break the rule this time. I am at the moment in a negotiation that I might very nicely find yourself with the Portofino Flyers or Positano Pirates. I believe that it is like one-third Positano, one-third Portofino and one-third San Antonio, so we’ll see the place it finally ends up.”

As he walked away, Popovich additional teased his return.

“Good luck to all of you this summer time,” he mentioned. “Be protected. We stay in a harmful nation as a result of no person has any braveness to do what they should do. So, get pleasure from and we’ll snort rather a lot subsequent fall.”

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