Gregg Popovich Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Gregg Charles Popovich is an American former basketball player, retired US Air Force officer, and a professional basketball coach, who is currently affiliated with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as the head coach and president.
Coach Pop was born as Gregg Charles Popovich on January 28, 1949, in East Chicago, Indiana. He is the son of a Serbian father named Raymond and a Croatian mother, Katherine. He has always loved football and began playing since middle school.
When he was in the 5th grade, Pop relocated with his mother to Merrillville, a rural area in Indiana after his parents got divorced.
He played basketball at Merrillville High School and after graduating in 1966, he continued at the United States Air Force Academy where he played for four years. He was the team’s captain in his senior year and also the leading scorer.
Pop graduated in 1970 with a degree in Soviet Studies. Additionally, he enrolled in Air Force intelligent training which would make him consider a CIA career, however, he stuck with basketball.
After a period of playing with the Armed Forces Team which he captained, Pop began his coaching career with the team as an assistant in 1973. He coached college basketball before joining the NBA in 1988 as an assistant at Spurs. The rest is history.
Gregg Popovich was married to Erin Popovich (nee Conboy) from 1976 until her death on April 18th, 2018. The basketball world was shocked by the tragic news of Erin’s passing which hit the news later in the day of her death.
He played basketball during his four years at the Academy, and was the leading scorer his senior year. He served in the Air Force for five years, and continued to play basketball. He was subsequently invited to try out for the 1972 U.S. National Team.
He began working as the Assistant Coach for the Air Force Academy team in 1973, and then went on to coach Pomona-Pitzer from 1979-1987. He also completed a Master’s in Physical Education at Brown University, and was mentored by Kansas University coach, Larry Brown.
In 1988, he went work as an Assistant Coach under Larry Brown with the San Antonio Spurs. He served as an Assistant until 1992, became General Manager in 1994, and then became Head Coach in 1996.
He currently has the longest tenure with any one team of any coach in the NBA, and has won five NBA Championships as Head Coach of the Spurs.
Gregg Popovich is a standalone man who has achieved success in life on his own capabilities and potential to a large extent. He has cherished everything with a full life, which has notably uplifted him to earn a great net fortune to live life extravagantly.
Gregg, over the years of his career as a head coach for varied teams, has made him distinctively generous with desirable wild dreams. As of October 2020, the total net worth of Gregg Popovich is about $34 million approximately.
Hence, he has served as the longest-tenured coach in both the NBA and other basketball-related sports league in the USA. Not only this, during his tenure as the head coach, the Spurs have won 5 NBA championship, thus making him a maestro in the field.