Gregg Popovich makes NBA history, passing Don Nelson for most wins

Gregg Popovich record: He probably won’t care much, as is his style, but he just became the all-time winningest coach in NBA history.

The Mount Rushmore on NBA head coaches undoubtedly has Gregg Popovich on it. With a win on Friday night against the Utah Jazz, the Spurs coach made NBA history by passing Don Nelson for most wins.

Popovich won his 1,336th career game thanks to a stellar offensive effort from star Dejounte Murray, and balanced double-digit scoring from Jakob Poeltl, Keldon Johnson, Josh Richardson and Zach Collins.

How old is Gregg Popovich?

Popovich is 73 years old. While his title-winning days appear to be behind him without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, he remains a consistent winner in the Association.

Gregg Popovich salary

Pop reportedly makes over $11 million per season, and he’s earned every penny over the course of his long career.

Most wins in NBA history by head coach

Popovich passed Nelson, who sits in second. The top-five is as follows:

  • Gregg Popovich – 1,336
  • Don Nelson – 1,335
  • Lenny Wilkens – 1,332
  • Jerry Sloan – 1,221
  • Pat Riley – 1,210

Gregg Popovich record

Popovich broke the record for most wins by a head coach in NBA history on Friday night. Once he retires, his number won’t be reached for quite some time.

That’s why they consider Pop a coaching legend.