Longtime San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich knows quite literally everything that there is to know about basketball and specifically the NBA — well, almost. On Sunday evening, Popovich was asked about one of his former players, current Toronto Raptors center Aron Baynes, who the legendary Spurs head coach praised immensely.
However, things got even deeper than that as the Twitter-less Popovich was made aware of the “Aron Baynes Fan Club,” a hilarious and pretty well-known parody account that follows the Raptors big man wherever he goes around the league. Despite failing to truly acknowledge the Twitter account, Popovich did make a point to say some very complimentary things about Aron Baynes:
Gregg Popovich was asked about Baynes Fan Club and you’ll never believe his answer.
(via @RealTomPetrini) pic.twitter.com/CfX36LQtvL
— Unofficial Aron Brisbaynes Fan Club (@BaynesFanClub) December 27, 2020
The 34-year-old Baynes is currently in the midst of his first season as a member of the Raptors after bouncing around the league at a fairly high rate over the years. The 6-foot-10 center signed as a free agent with Toronto during the offseason on a two-year, $14.3 million deal.
Aron Baynes originally broke into the NBA back in 2012-13 as a member of the Spurs before going on to spend his first three seasons atop the highest level in San Antonio. In addition to the Spurs and Raptors, Baynes has also suited up for the Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns. His three-year stint in San Antonio is the most time he has spent with any single NBA franchise since breaking into the league almost 10 years ago.
As for the Coach Pop and his Spurs, they suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans, 98-95.