|Team||San Antonio Spurs|
|Date of birth||January 28, 1949|
|Place of birth||East, Chicago, Indiana|
|1996-present||San Antonio Spurs|
|2002-03 Coach of the Year|
Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949) is an American professional basketball coach who is currently Head Coach of the Spurs. He has led the Spurs to three NBA Championships since he took over in 1995 as the team’s head coach (1999, 2003 and 2005). He is one of two active coaches with multiple NBA Championships (Phil Jackson has nine) and was named the 2003 NBA Coach of the Year. Three times he has led San Antonio to the NBA’s best regular season record (1998-99, 2000-01 and 2002-03) and enters the 2005-06 season with a career mark of 455-233. His career winning percentage of .661 ties him for fifth in NBA history with Pat Riley, and is the second among active coaches to Phil Jackson.
Popvich has served as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s Men’s Senior Team from 2002-2004 (at the 2002 World Basketball Championship, the 2003 FIBA America Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the 2004 Olympic Games)and posted his 300th career win in Los Angeles on January 5, 2003 as the Spurs beat the Clippers 94-86. He did so in his 476th career game, making him the ninth fastest coach in NBA history to reach the 300 win mark. He has been named the NBA Coach of the Month six times in his career (4/99, 3/01, 3/02, 1/03, 3/03 and 12/03). His playoff career winning percentage of .627 (53-34) is the fifth best in NBA history and is the Spurs all-time leader in both regular season and playoff wins. A 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Soviet Studies. He played four seasons at the Air Force Academy and as a senior was the team’s captain and leading scorer...More