A Cool Thousand for Popovich

by March 17, 2009

Milestone time for the Spurs’ coach: “Few coaches in the NBA are as allergic to personal praise as the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich. So it should come as no surprise that he didn’t even know Monday’s game against the Thunder marked a milestone in his coaching career. The game was Popovich’s 1,000th as a head coach, making him the 24th in NBA history to join that club. He is one of only seven to accomplish the feat with one team. Asked before the game if he attached any significance to the achievement, Popovich was momentarily confused by the question. ‘I didn’t know,’ he said. ‘So no, I guess I don’t.’ Upon further contemplation, however, Popovich did attach some meaning to the night. ‘It means having a good owner, a good GM and good players equals longevity in the NBA,’ Popovich said.”