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Report: Popovich will sign new three-year contract that will make him NBA’s highest-paid coach

Posted at 3:26 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 16:28:11-04

Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hinted that he was signing with his team for another deal during his exit media interview earlier this week.

ESPN.com reports that Popovich’s new deal will be for three seasons and make him the league’s highest-paid coach when his current deal ends.

According to various media reports, Popovich and Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers currently share the top spot as the NBA’s highest-paid coach at $10 million per season.

It will be his 24th season as the Spurs’ coach, the longest tenure of any coach in the four major professional North American sports leagues.

Popovich, 70, will serve double duty next summer as the new Team USA coach for the 2020 Olympics, taking over from Mike Kryzyzewski.

During his tenure with the Spurs, Popovich has directed the team to five NBA titles and qualified for 22 consecutive playoff appearances. The Silver and Black have made the postseason in every full season Popovich has been their coach.