Happy days may be on the way again for the San Antonio Spurs after years of poor or mediocrity.
He performed brilliantly by winning the number one pick in the NBA draft lottery. 1 pick and drafted 7-foot-3-inch French phenom Victor Vembanyama, described by many as a generational talent.
They will be coached by the great Greg Popovich, who will remain in San Antonio on a new five-year contract to become the team’s coach and president of basketball operations.
Popovich is the president of basketball operations and head coach, so it’s possible that his new deal allows him to earn from the contract even if he doesn’t coach for the full five years of the deal. https://t.co/B5ox56DfO6
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 8 July 2023
Fans are largely cheering for Popovich and feel he deserves his new deal.
Good, he has helped them win 5 championships. He earned the coin.
— Ahmar Khan (@AhmarSKhan) 8 July 2023
Pop could be missing and Spurs would still pay him. their importance to the organization as a whole
– Desmond Smith Sr™ (@_RickyRicardo06) 8 July 2023
However, this fan isn’t all that Popovich seems to think.
overrated coach vogel better
– Honest KD Fan (@TrolledByKD) 8 July 2023
It’s hard to call Popovich overrated when the teams he coached to five NBA championships were in a constant process of evolution.
Their 1999 championship team looked vastly different from their next three title-winning teams, and those three teams had a different set of role players than their last championship team in 2014.
This fan thinks that Popovich will not stay as head coach throughout his new contract.
Steve Kerr would switch houses in 3 years and become the highest paid Pop, Pop would move to the front office, Steve would be Vice President/Head Coach of Basketball Operations with 1.5% team equity, the most valuable coaching offer in history.
— Joe Smith (@Bruh_Man_5thFlo) 8 July 2023
When Popovich first joined the Spurs in 1988, they were a decent franchise, but nothing special, as they were never a legitimate title contender.
But during his 27 years as head coach, he’s almost always had at least a puncher’s chance to win everything.
They’ve been in a rough patch since the departures of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, but most expect Wembanyama to put them back on the map soon.
Vembanayama now finds himself in the best position to exploit his potential, while Spurs will have the opportunity to establish a true winning tradition through the ages.
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