Sources — Popovich anticipated to signal Three-year deal

2:24 PM ET

Adrian WojnarowskiESPN

As soon as Gregg Popovich formally commits to return for his 24th season as San Antonio Spurs coach, he is anticipated to signal a three-year contract that may preserve him because the highest-paid coach within the NBA, league sources advised ESPN.

A Popovich contract extension has been a foregone conclusion for months, however the deal will not change the truth that he’ll proceed to take his teaching future 12 months to 12 months, league sources mentioned. Spurs possession believes he is entitled to handle his future the way in which he needs, sources mentioned.

Popovich, 70, advised reporters on Monday that he was negotiating a brand new contract and advised that he would see them once more within the fall. His five-year contract ended with the Spurs’ Recreation 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets within the first spherical of the Western Convention playoffs.

Popovich will coach Workforce USA within the FIBA World Cup in China in September and within the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games. There is a perception that he might use the Olympics as a last teaching act, however that is still unclear.

Popovich has 1,245 victories, third on the all-time listing behind Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens. He is received 5 NBA championships as Spurs coach and has superior to the NBA playoffs a league-record 22 consecutive years.

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