Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is traveling abroad as he contemplates his future with the franchise, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
It seems as if Popovich is prepared to return to the Spurs for one more season, Fischer wrote, though beyond that remains in question. Popovich is expected to attend the Euroleague Final Four in Belgrade later this month.
Should Popovich decide to retire at the end of 2022-23, it could open the door for current Jazz coach Quin Snyder, who came up through the Spurs’ organization. Snyder’s deal in Utah expires at the end of next season — though right now, there is no sense that he or the Jazz are planning to part ways, as we relayed earlier.
As for Popovich, here is what Fischer wrote: “While he does appear motivated to return to San Antonio’s sideline for at least one more season, Popovich is known to be currently traveling and considering his coaching future.”
Popovich, 73, has coached the Spurs for 26 seasons, compiling a 1,344-701 record and winning five championships. San Antonio finished 34-48 this season and lost in the play-in tournament.