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Gregg Popovich Draws 92.9% of Votes for Best Coach in Annual NBA GM Survey

By Jay Desai

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich received 92.9% of votes for best head coach in the annual NBA General Manager survey. Pop’s numbers are up from last season, 75.9% to 92.9%.

Lionel Hollins and Tom Thibodeau also received votes for the NBA’s best head coach.

Gregg Popovich being voted the NBA’s best head coach is not very surprising, considersing the Spurs coach received the NBA Coach of the Year Award for the 2013-2014 NBA Season.

What is impressive is the jump that Pop made, climbing up 17 percentage points.

Popovich is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the NBA, having won three coach of the year awards during his 18 going on 19 seasons as San Antonio Spurs head coach.

Gregg Popovich started his career with the San Antonio Spurs way back in 1988 as an assistant coach for the team under then head coach Larry Brown. In 1992, Pop moved to the Golden State Warriors as an assistant under Don Nelson for a brief stint.

Popovich found himself back in San Antonio in 1994, taking the role of General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Spurs.

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Pop did not start coaching until the 1996-1997 season after he fired head coach Bob Hill and took on the coaching duties himself.

The rest is history.

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