During the course of an NBA season, it is normal for players to suffer injuries to their bodies after all the wear and tear the body goes through. However, it seems that also applies to the coaching staff as well.
According to reports, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has spent part of his summer having hip replacement surgery. John Canzano of The Oregonian wrote an article recently about finding the five-time champion head coach at a wine tasting event in Oregon.
From The Oregonian:
It was a reception and Italian dinner, and probably well worth every penny given that Popovich stood, acknowledging his discomfort from his postseason hip replacement surgery, and said a few words to the crowd about wines. Also, Popovich pledged that he’d match everyone’s donations from the evening.
Last month the Spurs announced that Popovich had agreed on a multi-year extension to remain on the sidelines. While terms of the deal were not announced, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports believes it could be at least four to five more seasons.
In the article, Canzano also wrote about how Popovich walks with a cane. That should not surprise anyone though given the surgery he has had. But it goes to prove that even coaches put a strain on their bodies and may need to correct things from time to time.