After the San Antonio Spurs took down the Miami Heat 107-86 on Thursday, their second consecutive blowout road playoff victory, they are on the cusp of winning the NBA title.
There has been a lot of speculation that if the Spurs can close the Heat out, giving power forward Tim Duncan and head coach Gregg Popovich their fifth championship, both could retire.
Our friends at Bovada were kind enough to send over their latest odds concerning the future of Duncan and Popovich should the Spurs hang on and win the title.
What Will Happen before the start of the 2014-2015 NBA Season if the San Antonio Spurs win the title?
Gregg Popovich to retire 4/1
Tim Duncan retire 7/4
They both retire 9/4
Neither retires 2/1
The smart money is on Popovich returning and since Duncan has been at the top of his game and has a potential budding star in Kawhi Leonard, he could make another run at a title. Plus, the Spurs have a few players stashed overseas with the potential to come to the NBA and contribute, which would bode well for Popovich’s future with the team.
Duncan averaged 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 blocks per game this season. In his illustrious career, he has put up 19.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 blocks per game.
Popovich has been the head coach of the Spurs since 1996 after formally serving as an assistant for both the Spurs and Golden State Warriors. He has a career regular season record of 967-443 and a postseason record of 148-90. He has won the Western Conference six times and has been named Coach of the Year three times.