Popovich's time as Spurs coach winding down claims ESPN's Wojnarowski

FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.{ } (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Eventually all things must come to an end and that goes the same for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

In a recent article from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, he claims people close to Popovich do not expect him to be working the sidelines past 2020.

Few in his orbit expect Popovich to coach the Spurs beyond the 2020 Summer Olympics, and there always has been the possibility that he could spend the 2019-20 season traveling around the NBA and across the globe, preparing for his national team duties. Perhaps Popovich can have Leonard on Team USA in 2020, too, but that’s a conversation for a different day.

Pop has been the team's head coach since 1996, making him the longest tenured Spurs coach in franchise history as well as among the longest in pro sports.

In addition, he'll be turning 70-years old soon and eventually he'll have to hang it up as well.

He has led the franchise to five NBA titles and made the team a constant in the NBA postseason.

And hearing this tidbit from Wojnarowski isn't too much of a shock overall.

It will be hard to imagine Pop not patrolling the court, doing his infamous media sessions and getting the best out of his players but there will be no doubt he'll have his name hanging in the AT&T Center and will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame once he calls it a career.