Sunday night, the San Antonio Spurs completed a dominating performance in the 2014 NBA Finals as they tore apart the Miami Heat once again in Game 5, 104-87. As usual, the Spurs exhibited exceptional team play, and as has been the case for nearly 20 years now, that all starts with head coach Gregg Popovich.
The win on Sunday night gave Popovich the fifth NBA Championship of his career. While it’s not as many as Phil Jackson or Red Auerbach have, it’s still one hell of a feat, especially given the turnover rate in coaching these days.
Yes, Popovich has been a staple for not only the Spurs, but the entire NBA for nearly two decades, and immediately following the huge win over the Heat in Game 5, Pop took to the podium for his favorite practice, meeting with the media.
Throughout his career, talking to the media has not been what he’s most fond of, but he realizes he needs to do it or he’ll get into some trouble. However, after winning an NBA title, that has to soften the blow a little bit for the veteran coach.
We may never see another coach stick around with one team as long as Pop has been with the Spurs ever again, not with the way the coaching carousel works today.