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SI: Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NBA

Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NBA

Ian Thomsen

4. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs coach

With four championships on behalf of the Spurs, Popovich is the NBA's winningest active coach and a leading candidate to take over USA Basketball. His influence within the NBA goes far beyond San Antonio, as no executive has created a more extensive tree of GMs (including Sam Presti, Danny Ferry, Dell Demps, Kevin Pritchard and Rob Hennigan) and head coaches (Jacque Vaughn, P.J. Carlesimo, former Lakers/Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, and several former Spurs players including former Mavs/Nets coach Avery Johnson, Doc Rivers, Vinny Del Negro and Monty Williams) as franchises throughout the NBA seek to replicate the efficient success of Popovich's Spurs. Last but not least, his Spurs remain in title contention for a (sincere gasp) 16th straight year.

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With 26 points on 4 of 4 shots from distance in only 20 minutes of PT. Efficient eviceration.
Wolves' fan: ginobili vs. the wolves is like he's just kind of laughing to himself all game...kind of like he thinks it's cute that they're trying to play basketball.
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