Gregg Popovich moves into fourth on all-time wins list
NBA.com Global on Dec 12, 2018 02:23 PM
FILE - SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 12: Head Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 12, 2014 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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San Antonio Spurs boss Gregg Popovich climbed the coaching wins list on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), passing Pat Riley for fourth all-time.
The Spurs handled the Suns 111-86 to give Popovich his 1,211th career victory. The coaching legend now trails Jerry Sloan.
Most coaching victories, NBA history
1. Don Nelson - 1,335
2. Lenny Wilkins - 1,332
3. Jerry Sloan - 1,221
4. GREGG POPOVICH - 1,211
5. Pat Riley - 1,210
6. George Karl - 1,175
7. Phil Jackson - 1,155
8. Larry Brown - 1,098
9. Rick Adelman - 1,042
10. Bill Fitch - 944
Popovich, who has guided the Spurs to five championships and collected three NBA Coach of the Year awards, has a .686 winning percentage in the regular season and .603 in the playoffs.