Gregg Popovich to Brooklyn rumors denied by Sean Marks
A rather out-of-this-world rumor made its rounds of late, involving San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich being linked to a shock move to the Brooklyn Nets. There appears to be no truth to this rumor, with Nets general manager Sean Marks outwardly denying such claims.
According to Marks, Brooklyn has no intention to pursue Pop now or anytime in the future.
“Pop has a job. So I will say that,” Marks said on WFANs “Joe & Evan” program on Friday, via Nick Friar of USA TODAY Sports. “And, obviously, we all know he’s an amazing, amazing coach—and to be quite frank, an even better leader. So I’ll let Pop continue to coach for the Spurs. He owes it to them and they owe it to him. I’m sure he’s quite happy there.”
Coach Popovich has been the head coach of the Spurs since 1996, so at this point, he’s approaching a quarter of a century with the organization. At 71, he’s also no spring chicken, and there have actually been earlier reports pertaining to his impending retirement. Given all this, it just makes no sense for Pop to make the move to Brooklyn so late in his career.
He still remains to be one of the best coaches in the league today, and he appears to be in good health, so he could still keep on coaching for the next few years if he so chooses. We’re pretty sure the Spurs will be more than willing to keep him on board.
It’s a headline-grabbing rumor, but quite frankly, it’s just not one that we see happening ever.