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Gregg Popovich moves into fourth on all-time wins list

NBA.com staff reports

San Antonio Spurs boss Gregg Popovich climbed the coaching wins list on Tuesday, 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.

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