The Brooklyn Nets are interested in hiring Gregg Popovich away from the San Antonio Spurs as their next head coach, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. The injury-depleted Nets were just swept out of the first round of the postseason by the Toronto Raptors Sunday.How long has Gregg Popovich been with the Spurs?
Popovich has been the head coach of the Spurs since 1996, and has spent a total of 30 years with the organization across two stints and several different job titles. He has won five championships as a head coach, all with San Antonio. But if he were ever going to leave the Spurs, the Nets would be a compelling destination on several levels.Where was Gregg Popovich born and where was he raised?
Popovich was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on January 28, 1949, to a Serbian father and a Croatian mother.Who was the first point guard for Gregg Popovich?
Popovich's first move was to sign Avery Johnson as the team's starting point guard. Another one of Popovich's early moves in San Antonio was to trade Dennis Rodman to the Chicago Bulls for Will Perdue. Rodman was not fond of Popovich, as Rodman said in his first book, Bad As I Wanna Be.