Mike Budenholzer won the NBA’s Coach of the Year honors, but his speech was all about his mentor — Gregg Popovich.
The Spurs head coach was asked if he would deliver the good news to Budenholzer. Popovich agreed and Budenholzer was obviously touched as he struggled to keep his emotions in check while recounting the 18-years with Pop.
“This award has a permanent spot on [Popovich’s] desk in San Antonio. He just shares it around every couple of years and lets us take a picture of it.”