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Basketball world reacts to Popovich claiming top spot on all-time coaching wins list

Players, legends and teams paid homage to the winningest coach in NBA history.

Gregg Popovich manning the Spurs’ bench and winning games has become a staple of the NBA over the last two and a half decades. With Friday’s comeback win over the Utah Jazz, the San Antonio icon passed Don Nelson to become the league’s all-time leader in coaching wins.

Players, people and teams that have crossed paths with Popovich during his legendary career were quick to recognize the historic feat, sending their respect and affection for the four-time NBA champion.