After leading his San Antonio Spurs to a tough road win against the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the 2019 Playoffs, Greg Popovich surpassed Hall of Fame player and coach Lenny Wilkens for most wins in NBA history (regular season and playoffs combined).
The 70-year old legend, coach Pop is one of the best coaches in NBA history and with this milestone he has solidified his place in the history books.
It was a historic win number 1,413, as he has passed the before mentioned Lenny Wilkens (1,412), Don Nelson (1,410), Phil Jackson (1,384) and Pat Riley (1,381) to round up a legendary circle of NBA coaches.
Pop is widely considered to be the GOAT when it comes to coaching, mostly because of his system and the consistency that has led his Spurs to enter the playoffs for a record-equaling 22 consecutive seasons and made them a perennial powerhouse of the NBA.
Since he took over the Spurs, they only missed the postseason once, in his first season and since then he made sure to never miss it again with 22 straight appearances and 5 titles.
But he is not done yet, as this year’s Spurs team has something to say after beating the best home team in the league and no. 2 seed in the West in Game 1.
We all knew that Pop is probably the best coach and most prominent mind in basketball today, but now we can also officially say he is the winningest coach in NBA history.