The head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich has tied with Don Nelson for having the most regular-season wins in the NBA history. He also made the record of becoming the winningest coach as he came to this place playing five fewer seasons than Nelson, and now he is just one away to go to the top beating Don Nelson for having the most regular-season wins.
The 73-year-old Gregg Popovich has not only achieved the milestone playing five fewer seasons than Nelson, but he also did it with a better percentage. In addition to that, Don Nelson never won an NBA Championship which Popovich did five times in his career till now.
Stats of Gregg Popovich
Gregg Popovich has an incredible stat throughout his journey in achieving the milestone. He secured 1335 wins in a total of 2398 regular-season games, having a winning percentage of .557. After his win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, his stat stands on 1335 victories in 2028 season games, having a win percentage of .658.
Most Playoff wins as an NBA coach
Besides, Gregg Popovich has another record of having the third most playoff wins as an NBA coach 170, just behind Pat Riley who has 171 to his name. The first in this list comes with the name of Phil Jackson who has secured 229 playoff wins. Popovich has five NBA titles to his name as a coach which makes him the all-time third in this list, sharing the spot with John Kundla and Riley.
However at present, the main focus is on when Popovich will beat Don Nelson as they both are now on 1335 victories, and the former is likely to beat the latter one soon.