San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had a historic evening on Saturday (Feb. 4), when he set the NBA record for most wins with a single franchise.
Popovich earned his 1,128th victory on Saturday night, when the Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 121-97, passing former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan.
After the game, veteran swingman Manu Ginobili said the coach doesn’t need a record to validate his legacy in the NBA.
“The record is just a number,” Ginobili said, according to ESPN. “He didn’t need that record to define what he means for this franchise, the NBA, in the last 20 years. The fact that he’s been the coach of the team for so many years is already an impressive accomplishment.
“If you add five rings and this type of record, having 70 percent or more winning percentage, it’s incredible what he’s done. He’s going to keep doing it. I’m pretty sure he’s going to get some more.”