It was always believed (Gregg) Popovich, 67, would retire at the same time (Tim) Duncan walked away. Now he’s committed to coaching the San Antonio Spurs and Team USA for at least the next four years.
“You know what happened? I just got roped in,” Popovich joked. “I had to keep making promises. Manu [Ginobili] was going to sign a few years back and he was like, ‘Are you going to be here?’ Tony [Parker], then Kawhi [Leonard]. Then when we were recruiting LaMarcus [Aldridge], he was like, ‘Are you going to be here?’ it just goes on and on. So I guess I can never stop, I can never retire.
Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN
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