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Zach Lowe: "No One Is Sure If Popovich Will Coach Beyond This Season, But Several Sources Who Know Him Cautioned In Recent Weeks That It Would Not Surprise Them If He Returned For 2022-23."

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(via The Intercept)

Gregg Popovich is one of the top-tier coaches in the league. The San Antonio Spurs have been a winning franchise under his supervision, and there's no question that Popovich is a well-respected figure in league circles. Some even think that he's the best coach in the history of the game.

While he is certainly still a great coach, there has been some talk about Gregg Popovich potentially retiring. Despite that, it seems possible that Gregg Popovich could return for another season after 2021-22. Zach Lowe of ESPN has recently reported that "no one is sure" about whether Popovich will continue coaching, but that sources connected to him wouldn't be surprised if the legendary coach were to return for the 2022-23 season.

No one is sure if Popovich will coach beyond this season, but several sources who know him cautioned in recent weeks that it would not surprise them if he returned for 2022-23. Popovich is 26 wins from Don Nelson's all-time record, but he is not running out the string just to claim it.

It would certainly be amazing to see Gregg Popovich break the all-time wins record, and it would be a fitting way for him to end his career. However, it does seem that Popovich doesn't want to overstay his welcome with San Antonio just for the sake of breaking Don Nelson's record. 

There has been some criticism of Gregg Popovich in recent years due to the Spurs' being a team being in limbo. The Spurs have missed the playoffs for the last two years, and ahead of the 2020-21 season, an NBA executive even claimed that the Spurs should fire Gregg Popovich. That obviously hasn't happened, and the San Antonio Spurs are obviously riding with their legendary coach.

It remains to be seen whether Gregg Popovich remains as the head coach after this upcoming season. But as of now, what matters is him getting the best out of the young San Antonio Spurs core during the 2021-22 season, and he seems up for the challenge. Hopefully, we get to see him go out with a bang, and with Popovich's accomplishments and history in the league, he deserves a good exit.