San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Saturday he would like to remain with the team after this season.
Popovich has coached Tim Duncan for the latter’s entire NBA career of 17 seasons and has always said he’s likely to retire at the same time the latter does.
While Duncan wouldn’t commit to returning next season, he certainly sounded like he was leaning in that direction.
“I don’t have any plans on doing anything,” Duncan said. “I’m going to figure it out when it comes.”
Duncan has until June 24 to notify the team whether he intends to pick up his $10.3 million player option for next season.
Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said Saturday that he hasn’t pressed either man for an answer or indication about their futures while the team is chasing a title.