San Antonio Spurs: Analyzing the Gregg Popovich coaching tree

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MIAMI, FL – JUNE 19: Head Coach Gregg Popovich speaks to Assistant Coach Mike Budenholzer of the San Antonio Spurs during practice as part of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 19, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The San Antonio Spurs have a history of producing great coaches and general managers during the Gregg Popovich era. Let’s take a look at some of the top names that have gone on to succeed after working with Pop.

This summer was no different than most summers for Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs as their coaching staff and front office were both poached by teams attempting to recreate some of the magic that has made this franchise so successful.

However, Pop and R.C. Buford have always had a tremendous eye for talent both on and off the court and they’ve been able to reload each year during this streak of 22 consecutive playoff appearances.

Gregg Popovich’s influence is prevalent throughout the league as 11 of the NBA’s current head coaches have direct ties to Pop and San Antonio.

Pop’s connections stretch into the front office too as many of the league’s top general managers cut their teeth in the Spurs’ organization before going off to succeed on their own.

As you can guess, the Gregg Popovich tree contains numerous branches with many of his top pupils going on to win titles in this league.

Let’s examine Pop’s former assistants, players, and front office members who have taken big jobs after their stop in San Antonio.

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