Open Thread: Gregg Popovich most liked NBA coach

Open Thread: Gregg Popovich most liked NBA coach
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A study reveals Pop’s popularity in the community

It was just a couple of days ago that we discussed how Pop sat with DeMar DeRozan in the moments after the player had lost his father.

A recent survey revealed that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the most popular coach in the league. Not hard to believe given his time in San Antonio, and his success with the Spurs.

The survey, conducted by casino.ca, involved 3,000 NBA fans and uncovered the level of familiarity with their team’s head coach and gauge the fans’ sentiments towards them.

Responses showed that Gregg Popovich ranks 1st place as the most liked NBA head coach, boasting an impressive rating of 9/10 from San Antonio Spurs fans.

His likability surpasses the NBA head coach’s average by 25%. And He’s the 2nd most recognized NBA head coach behind Steve Kerr.

An average of 51% of basketball fans know who they head coach is. It’s hard to imagine that after more than a quarter century at the helm people who identify as fans wouldn’t know who Gregg Popovich is.

But we do, and we continue to wait as he shapes the Spurs of the future.


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