4.) Running up the all-time wins record
While all of the other points on this list have some sort of merit on the basketball court, it always feels nice to puff out your chest and brag about your achievements a little bit. Gregg Popovich became the all-time winningest regular-season coach in NBA history in 2022, and though he failed to add much to that record amid a 60-loss season, there is a genuine possibility that he could put an insurmountable distance between himself and the rest of the field by the end of his latest deal.
San Antonio might not have a miraculous single-season turnaround in year one of the Wembanyama experience, but there is certainly a realistic route for them to return to the postseason in the next few years if the Parisian phenom takes the tremendous steps needed to reach his extraterrestrial ceiling. And if the Spurs make a run to the NBA Finals, Popovich will have a chance to pass Pat Riley and Phil Jackson for the most playoff wins and seal his legacy as the greatest coach ever.