Twitter reacts to news of Gregg Popovich’s wife’s death
The San Antonio Spurs are behind 0-2 in their first-round series matchup with the Golden State Warriors but getting back from that hole is something Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is understandably not thinking about as of the moment.
In a statement released earlier by the Spurs, it was revealed that Popovich’s wife, Erin, passed away today due to an undisclosed illness.
And now, the entire NBA fraternity is coming together, mourning as one the passing of Erin.
Here are some of reactions to Erin’s death from members of the NBA family.
Praying for Coach Pop and his family! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 19, 2018
Praying for coach Pop and his family right now 🙏🏾🙏🏾 #RIPMRSPOPOVICH
— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) April 19, 2018
Ughhh. RIP Erin Popovich. Condolences to Pop and his family…40 years of marriage. It’s bigger than basketball. The NBA family mourning this loss
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) April 19, 2018
Life is short, enjoy your loved ones and don’t loose your time hating each other. Prayers and thoughts to Pop and his family
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) April 19, 2018
Goran Dragic is in the middle of his preparation for Game 3 of their series with the Philadelphia 76ers, but took time out to express his sadness over Erin’s death.
🙏🏻R.I.P. 😢😢😢 https://t.co/xJSnnTOyuL
— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) April 19, 2018
Here are also some other reactions from retired NBA stars, who have played under or against Gregg Popovich during their times in the pro league.
Prayers and condolences go out to Gregg Popovich and his family!!
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) April 19, 2018
My condolences and prayers to Pop’s family! Rest In Peace Erin. 🙏🏻
— Tiago Splitter (@tiagosplitter) April 19, 2018
Knowing Pop, it’s fair to assume Erin Popovich was an absolute legend. My deepest sympathies to Pop and his daughters.
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) April 19, 2018
— Marcus Camby (@MarcusCamby23) April 19, 2018
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell also took to Twitter to express his condolence
I was shocked and saddened to hear on @NBAonTNT of the passing of #ErinPopovich wife of @spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died today. They were married four decades. My heart goes out to him & his family. @NBA
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) April 19, 2018
Popovich is going to need plenty of support during this difficult time in his life, and the NBA is surely doing its part of giving the future Hall of Famer coach that.