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| 2005-06

NBA coach Gregg Popovich
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- led the Spurs to three NBA Championships since he took over in 1995 as the teamís head coach (1999, 2003 and 2005)

- one of two active coaches with multiple NBA Championships (Phil Jackson has nine)

- named 2003 NBA Coach of the Year

- three times has led San Antonio to the NBAís best regular season record (1998-99, 2000-01 and 2002-03)

- enters the 2005-06 season with a career mark of 455-233

- 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Soviet Studies

- played four seasons at the Air Force Academy - as a senior was the teamís captain and leading scorer

- after graduation in 1970 served his five-year military commitment

- in 1972 was the captain of the Armed Forces team, which won the A.A.U. Championship

- in 1973 returned to the Air Force Academy as an assistant coach

- spent six years at Air Force during which time he obtained his masterís degree in Physical Education and Sports Sciences from the University of Denver

- in 1979, Gregg Popovich was named the head coach at Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, California. Spent the next eight seasons at Pomona Ö during the 1985-86 season led team to its first conference championship in 68 years and to berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament

- started NBA coaching career in July of 1988, joining the Spurs as an assistant coach as a member of Larry Brownís staff

- Gregg Popovich spent the next four seasons in San Antonio for a Spurs team that won pair of Midwest Division titles

- in the summer of 1992 was named an assistant coach on Don Nelsonís staff with Golden State

- spent the next two seasons with the Warriors

- named Spurs executive vice president of basketball operations/general manager on May 31, 1994

- served as GM for eight full seasons before turning the job over to R.C. Buford on July 1, 2002

- named the Spurs head coach in December of 1996



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