Sports Report: Few close to Popovich expect him to coach beyond 2020

12:35  14 june  2018
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Few people in Gregg Popovich's orbit think the longtime San Antonio Spurs bench boss will coach beyond his assignment in the 2020 Olympics, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Three years ago, Popovich was named head coach of the USA Basketball senior men's team for the 2017-20 cycle, which includes the FIBA World Cup next year, and the Tokyo Olympics two years from now.

Popovich, who turns 70 in January, is the longest-tenured head coach in the NBA, having taken the reins of the Spurs on December 10, 1996. His team failed to win 50 games in 2017-18 for the first time since that initial season.

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Gregg Popovich 's lengthy tenure as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs may be approaching its conclusion, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski wrote that " few in [ Popovich 's] orbit" expect him to coach the Spurs beyond the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Now, a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN indicates that Popovich ’s time in the Association may be Wojnarowski wrote that Popovich , at least according to those close to him, isn’t expected to man Few in his orbit expect Popovich to coach the Spurs beyond the 2020 Summer Olympics

Popovich is expected to meet with Kawhi Leonard soon - possibly this week - to iron out any issues between the franchise player and the organization, while he's also reportedly interested in having a free-agent conversation with LeBron James.

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Report: Spurs 'willing listeners' on Kawhi, but not actively seeking offers .
It's beginning to sound like the reported meeting to mend fences between disgruntled San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and head coach Gregg Popovich didn't quite go as the franchise had hoped. The Spurs are "willing listeners" when it comes to offers for the 26-year-old superstar, but aren't actively seeking out proposals, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Los Angeles Lakers, who are reportedly Leonard's preferredThe Spurs are "willing listeners" when it comes to offers for the 26-year-old superstar, but aren't actively seeking out proposals, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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