Nets rumors: Brooklyn preparing 'Godfather offer' to lure Gregg Popovich
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Rumor: Nets preparing ‘Godfather offer’ to lure Gregg Popovich

Nets, Gregg Popovich, Spurs

Are the Brooklyn Nets preparing to lure Gregg Popovich away from the San Antonio Spurs?

Gerald Brown of Let’s Get Technical — a podcast starring former NBA forwards Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells — said “there’s a story going around that the Brooklyn Nets are looking to make a Godfather offer to Gregg Popovich.”

Nets general manager Sean Marks spent the majority of his NBA playing career with the Spurs. He also worked in the front office in San Antonio before taking the Brooklyn job in February of 2016, so he has a stellar rapport with Popovich.

While Pop signed a three-year extension with the Spurs in April of 2019, he’s also widely known for taking a year-by-year approach at this stage of his career.

The Nets, who have superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the roster, are expected to conduct a coaching search whenever the 2020 offseason begins after parting ways with Kenny Atkinson.

Popovich is not only the best Spurs coach of all time, but he could go down as the top coach in NBA history. He has won five championships with San Antonio, collected 1,272 victories in the regular season and 170 in the playoffs.

Brooklyn named Jacque Vaughn the interim head coach following Atkinson’s dismissal. Multiple reports have said the former NBA point guard will be given every opportunity to get the full-time gig.