Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs is one of the most successful head coaches of all time.
With 23 straight playoff appearances and five championships under his belt, few others come close to Popovich.
And the historic coach just secured another place in history, when he crossed a huge NBA milestone.
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He just surpassed Lenny Wilkens as the coach with the second most total coaching wins.
At 1,333 regular season wins, Popovich is now only behind Milwaukee Bucks great Don Nelson.
Popovich has had a career that is impossible to ignore – but does he still have gas in the tank?
Pop Plots His End?
Popovich is currently the longest-tenured active coach in the NBA and all of the major sports in America.
While he is now second on the list of most regular-season wins, he is number one when it comes to regular season and playoffs combined.
He also holds the record for the most consecutive winning seasons in the NBA.
But how much longer will Pop be coaching the Spurs?
Popovich has long shot down rumors of him stepping down but lately there has been more and more talk about him retiring in the near future.
Yet even among executives running the team, no one is quite sure when Popovich will call it a day.
When Pop does decide to retire, he will leave awfully big shoes to fill.
There is no definitive successor set up to take over the team, although most people agree that former assistant coach Will Hardy would be the frontrunner.
Whoever takes over can only hope to have the sort of career and impact that Popovich has had.