Gregg Popovich Biography
Gregg Charles Popovich is an American professional basketball coach, the head coach and President of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
Gregg Popovich Age
He was born in East Chicago, Indiana, United States on 28 January 1949 . He is 70 years old as of 2019.
Gregg Popovich Height
Gregg Popovich Weight
He has 104 kg
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Gregg Popovich Net Worth
He has a net worth of $30 million dollars. He makes $11 million on average — the highest in the league — Rivers makes $10 million, Tom Thibodeau makes$8 million, and Scott Brooks makes $7 million.
Gregg Popovich Education
He went to Merrillville High School. After that, in 1970, he graduated from the United States Air Force Academy.He was made the team captain and the leading scorer in his senior year after playing basketball for four seasons at the Academy. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Soviet Studies, and underwent Air Force intelligence training.He worked for five years active duty in the United States Air Force, where he toured Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union with the U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Team.In 1972 he was chosen as the captain of the Armed Forces Team, which won the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship. This made him earn an invitation to the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team trials.
Gregg Popovich Family
He was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on January 28, 1949, to a Serbian father and a Croatian mother.
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He was married to the late Erin Popovich. She died at the age of 67., the Her death was due to a long illness. Both Erin and Popovich had two children;Jill and Mickey. Not only having children, they also had two grandchildren. After their marriage, they stayed together until April 18, 2018, due to the departure of his wife.
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Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr, two NBA coaches who have been outspoken in their criticism of President Trump, used the occasion of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to make a few more points about the president and the current political climate.
Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs coach, made his comments in Atlanta, King’s home town, a day after Trump told reporters, “I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you’ve ever interviewed” after calling Haiti and African nations “s—hole” countries. He did not mention the president by name, but Popovich’s comments were clear.
[LeBron James rips President Trump as he praises America and legacy of MLK]
“You can argue all day and you can see some of his sycophants dodge and weave and all that sort of thing, and you can argue he is or isn’t,” he said (via the San Antono Express). “But what really is disgusting to me, is even if you wanted to say he is not a racist, or even as he says he is the least racist of anybody… he is certainly willing to wield race like weapon and use it for his own purposes, whether it’s Charlottesville [after the white supremacist violence in August], or the comment he just made, or ‘You can’t believe what they are finding in Hawaii about Obama’s birth certificate.’
“… No matter what it is, he is willing to use it as a weapon for a certain number of people who will vote for him, for his own selfish reasons, and it shows what he really cares about is himself. It has nothing to do with America or anybody else. It’s about puffing himself up and making sure in his own disingenuous, cynical way he satisfies a group, and that’s what I find really dangerous and really disgusting, the way he uses his comments and then will tell you he is not a racist.
“It is mind-boggling, but it’s pretty obvious. He’s not fooling anybody.”
Popovich was a student at the Air Force Academy when King was assassinated nearly 50 years ago. “I can remember sitting in a room with other second classmen — juniors, I should say — and it was just disbelief more than anything, especially given the speech he had already given,” Popovich said, becoming emotional. “It was a silence, just silence. Nobody could speak. That’s what I remember most.”
Popovich, who has called Trump a “soulless coward,” was referring to the sermon King gave the day before his death, saying, “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. … And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.”
Kerr, the Golden State Warriors coach who has said Trump is “ill-suited” for the presidency, echoed Popovich when asked what King would make of the United States today.
“That’s a great question,” Kerr said (via the Mercury News). “He would be less than inspired by the leadership in our country, no doubt about that.”
Kerr went on to attribute some of the polarization in the country to social media.
Gregg Popovich Quotes
Sometimes, when life moves along, you’re presented with situations where you find it necessary to speak because so many people either seem to be afraid to or, more sinister, are unwilling to face things and let things go and worry about their own situations.
If you were born white, you automatically have a monstrous advantage educationally, economically, culturally, and within the society.
I’m not too interested in talking about the past. It doesn’t do us any good whatsoever.
If you read some of the recent literature, there is no such thing as whiteness. But we made it up. Not my original thought, but it’s true. Because you were born white, you have advantages systemically, culturally, psychology there. They have been built up for hundreds of years. Many people can’t look at it.
I don’t pick and choose what LeBron should talk about any more than any talking heads who try to pick and choose.
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Salters: I heard you tell your guys a couple minutes ago ‘This is called adversity. Get through it.’ What has to change for them to get through it?
Popovich: Well, we have to play a little bit better.
Salters: Coming into the game, you said you have to defend Kevin Durant better. He had 11 in that first quarter. What has to happen different to play him better?
Popovich; We have to play him better.
This is nothing new from Popovich, who has a history of treating sideline interviews this way, and Salters had no choice but to abruptly end her live spot. It was uncomfortable for everyone.
Pop’s bit is more than played out at this point, but that didn’t stop his media roast at the end of the game, too. (To be fair he wasn’t asked the most enlightening questions, but he continued to be unnecessarily rude.)
Popovich: Just because you got your ass kicked doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humor. ‘Ok what do you guys want.’
Reporter 1: What went wrong for you guys tonight?
Popovich: They played better than we did.
Reporter 2: You started Danny Green on Kevin Durant. Did they work very well?
Popovich: Did you watch the game? What do you think?
Reporter 2: It didn’t.
Popovich: It didn’t work very well. So we’ll have Danny grow four of five inches by Monday night, tell him to jump higher and move quicker. And we’ll tell Kevin ‘Don’t be so good.’