Popovich sets record for most wins with one franchise

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sport

Legendary head coaches like Don Nelson, Phil Jackson, Lenny Wilkens, and Pat Riley can all claim more total victories at their profession than Gregg Popovich - but not with one organization.

With the San Antonio Spurs' 121-97 blowout win over the Denver Nuggets Saturday night at the AT&T Center, Popovich now holds the NBA coaching record for the most wins with one franchise in league history, passing Jerry Sloan's mark with the Utah Jazz.

NBA All-Time Wins (Coach)

Rank Coach Wins
1 Don Nelson 1335
2 Lenny Wilkens 1332
3 Jerry Sloan 1221
4 Pat Riley 1210
5 George Karl 1175
6 Phil Jackson 1155
7 Gregg Popovich 1128
8 Larry Brown 1098
9 Rick Adelman 1042
10 Bill Fitch 944

(Courtesy: Basketball-Reference.com)

Popovich, currently working his 21st season in San Antonio, took over for former Spurs coach Bob Hill on Dec. 10, 1996. He's won five NBA championships with the silver and black, and has taken home Coach of the Year honors on three occasions.

Popovich sets record for most wins with one franchise
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