30 September 2020

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Nets to Offer Gregg Poppovich Lucrative Contract

In what would be one of the biggest ‘coach free agency’ moves of all time, the Nets are apparently all in on signing Pop, according to multiple sources. One of the greatest to ever do it, adding Poppovich would instantly improve the Nets chances at winning a title within the next few seasons.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches from the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Eric Christian Smith – Associated Press

One of the main members of the Spurs dynasty of the past 2 decades, coach Pop has shown an ability to get the best out of every player on his roster, and make certain players into stars.

He kept San Antonio contending far past the prime of their team, and that bodes well for a good run in Brooklyn should they be able to acquire him.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01:  Kyrie Irving #11 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets speak on the bench against the Houston Rockets at Barclays Center on November 01, 2019 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Brooklyn certainly has the pieces to contend when healthy. They have their star duo of Kyrie and KD, aided by role players like Dinwiddie, Allen, Harris and many more.

However, realistically it will be very difficult to get coach Pop to leave the Spurs. He has only ever coached with one organization, and it will be very interesting to see whether he does sign a huge deal with the Nets. If he does, the Nets will become one of the most interesting, and dangerous teams in the league.

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