5 Reasons Gregg Popovich is the perfect coach for Victor Wembanyama

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#2: Popovich has history coaching talented bigs

Yet another reason why Popovich is the perfect coach for Wembanyama is that he has a long history of coaching talented big men, and Wembanyama will be the latest. Robinson, Duncan, and LaMarcus Aldridge all thrived playing under Popovich.

While Robinson and Duncan certainly would have played well anywhere, he has a knack for putting his best players in a position to score. Unlike those three players, Wembanyama has more offensive versatility and can be utilized in several different ways to maximize his strengths.

That might include using him as the roll man in pick and rolls, running him off screens, spotting him up to space the floor, and, of course, in the post. Popovich won't be married to one specific way of using him, and that should be great news for the future No. 1 pick.

Other teams might have simply put the ball in his hands as much as possible and let him isolate, but that isn't what the Spurs do. Wembanyama will be a big part of the offense, but he will not be the offense by himself. That will take a lot of pressure off of him and allow him to fit in before needing to stand out.

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