Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hilariously caught coaching up Patrick Beverley
Look, Gregg Popovich is an amazing coach. The San Antonio Spurs have largely built their dynasty because of Pop’s impeccable coaching, leading the franchise to five titles from the late 90s to the 2010s. He is the greatest coach of this era, and arguably one of the greatest coaches of all-time, period.
But uh, we’re not quite sure how Spurs fans will react when they see Gregg Popovich coaching Patrick Beverley… a guy who is on the opposing team. Seriously, take a look at this. (via Bleacher Report)
"Pop is so good that he coaches both teams"
Coach Popovich was coaching Pat Beverley 😂 pic.twitter.com/9CCXQvP5jc
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 19, 2021
As the commentator so eloquently put it, “Pop is so good he coaches both teams!”
On a serious note, though, it speaks volumes to Pop’s standing in the league that opposing veterans will come to the Spurs bench to ask Pop questions in game. It’s no secret that many players in the league respect Popovich’s opinion, and for good reason. A lot of the Spurs championships in the early 2000s were in large part due to his skillful guiding of their Big 3. The unforgettable 2013 championship against the LeBron-Wade-Bosh Heat can also be attributed to Pop’s signature “beautiful game” style.
And frankly… the Timberwolves players might need some of Pop’s magical coaching to get them out their rut. Entering their matchup with the Spurs, they have gone 5 – 9 to start the season. While they’ve had huge wins (like their epic win against the Lakers), they have been wildly inconsistent. A few great words from Pop might be what the young Wolves need to get it together.
Pop’s future with the Spurs might be clouded in mystery for now. But while he’s still coaching, let’s take the time to appreciate just how great he is.