SAN ANTONIO SPURS HEAD COACH
Gregg Popovich is the Head Coach of the San Antonio Spurs. In 1996, Popovich became the 18th Head Coach* in Spurs history.
Prior to his second stint with the San Antonio Spurs, Coach Popovich was an Assistant Coach of the Golden State Warriors (1992-1994) and was also an Assistant Coach with the Spurs in 1988-1992. As a Head Coach for the Spurs, Coach Popovich led the team to 22 consecutive NBA Playoff appearances from 1997-2019. Within that timeframe, Coach Popovich won five NBA Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, & 2014), three NBA Coach of the Year Awards (2003, 2012, 2014), and was a 4x NBA All-Star Game Head Coach. On February 9, 2015, Coach Popovich reached 1,000 wins, which at the time, was a milestone only accomplished by nine other NBA Coaches in the league’s history. Coach Popovich also won a Gold Medal in the 2020 Toyoko Olympics and a Bronze Medal, as an Assistant Coach, in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Gregg Popovich was born on January 28, 1949, in East Chicago, Indiana. Popovich attended Merrillville High School, later enrolling at Air Force Academy, where he played four years and was team captain his senior year. After Popovich graduated, he served five years in the U.S Air Force; Popovich toured Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union with the U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Team. Popovich was selected team captain for the U.S Armed Forces Basketball Team in 1972 and won the Amateur Athletic Union Championship. After his service, Popovich returned to the Air Force Academy as an Assistant Coach for six seasons. Coach Popovich and his late wife, Erin, have two children (Micky & Jill). Over the course of his career, Popovich has been outspoken about several social justice issues and has worked with several non-profit organizations in the San Antonio area, including the San Antonio Food Bank and the Innocence Project.
*Inclusive of Full-Time and Interim Head Coaches