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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich clinches 22nd straight season with winning record

Gregg Popovich, Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs don’t have Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard this season, the first time we have said that in a very long time.

Coming into the season, some pundits thought the Spurs would struggle in the rugged Western Conference. What those naysayers forgot to take into consideration is that San Antonio has one of the greatest basketball minds of all-time in head coach Gregg Popovich.

By defeating the Golden State Warriors on Monday, Popovich clinched his 22nd straight season with a winning record.

The last time the Spurs didn’t have a winning record was all the way back in 1996-97. San Antonio finished 20-62 that year.

Since then, the Spurs have been a model of consistency. Gregg Popovich just continues to cement himself as arguably the greatest coach in NBA history.

This season, San Antonio is led by shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The two All-Stars have been playing high-level basketball all season, and now the Spurs are 41-29 and riding an eight-game winning streak after beating the Warriors on Monday.

Popovich, who has won five titles with San Antonio, improved to 1,239-570 as head coach of the Spurs. His dominance over the NBA from a coaching standpoint is one of the most impressive feats in league history.