At times it felt like this day would never come, but all good things must eventually come to an end.
It's being reported that legendary San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is not expected to coach the team past 2020 Summer Olympics.
In 2015 it was announced that Popovich would be coaching the national team through 2020. Pop has long been admired by seemingly the entire league so his appointment as head coach did not come as a surprise.
However, the Spurs legend is currently 69 years old and will be 71 by the time those Olympics roll around. After over 20 years manning the sidelines for San Antonio, there's nearly nothing left for Popovich to accomplish in his coaching career.
Since the 1996-97 season, Pop has been a fixture for the Spurs, leading them to five championships and winning the Coach of the Year award three separate times. It was once believed that he would step down alongside Tim Duncan, but Duncan's retirement came and went and Popovich stayed on as coach.
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Never one to look ahead and lose sight of what's important, Popovich's current focus is making sure one of the most talented players he has ever coached decides to re-sign with San Antonio.
Keeping Kawhi Leonard would give the Spurs a much better chance of winning another title and adding to Popovich's already ridiculous list of career achievements.