Gregg Popovich is currently negotiating a new deal to remain the coach of the San Antonio Spurs.
Popovich met with the media for the final time this season on Monday afternoon and joked that he is currently in talks with three teams, the Spurs being one of them.
“It’s three teams,” he said. “It’s one-third Portofino, one-third Positano, and one-third, San Antonio.”
The 70-year-old Popovich just wrapped up his 23rd season with the Spurs, who have made the postseason the past 22 years, which ties for the longest in NBA history. Popovich has won five NBA championships in that span.
Popovich also commented that he wants to bring the core players back from this season as he prepares to give it another go, this time with a healthy Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker IV.
UPDATE 4/30: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Popovich is expected to sign a three-year contract extension to remain the Spurs coach. The contract would keep him as the highest paid coach in the NBA.
Woj’s sources tell him that the organization is letting him decide his future on a year-by-year basis. Pop will coach Team USA at the FIBA World Cup in China in September and in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.