In the past, San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich has expressed his intentions on leaving the sidelines when his franchise player Tim Duncan retires.
Duncan still have at least two good years left in him, maybe three.
However, it seems like coach Pop is no longer planning on riding the sunset with Duncan by the time the Big Fundamental decides to call it quits.
During an interview with WOAI-TV sports director Don Harris back in June, the Spurs’ head coach refuted some of the hints that have him leave coaching when Timmy retires.
After winning 61 games in the regular season last season — best in the Western Conference — Popovich sounded like he might want to keep coaching for a few more years.
“You do it as long as you go to training camp and the juices are flowing and you get excited about getting it started. And I know I’m like that because I was bouncing off the walls for weeks,” said Popovich, “So, I’m pretty far away from wanting to sit back and have a pinot noir and watch a Robert Mitchum movie. I’m going to do it until the juice is gone, until there’s no juice.
“For right now. I love it. I’ll never have it better than this, so I’m going to enjoy it while it’s here.”
Popovich is arguably the best coach in the NBA right now. Knowing how enthusiastic he is about coaching at age 62, should put a smile on all Spurs’ fans faces.