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LeBron, other current, former NBA players react to Popovich setting wins record

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 11: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs congratulates Head Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs for winning his 1,336th game to become the winningest coach in NBA history on March 11, 2022 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Gregg Popovich is the winningest coach in NBA history.

When his Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 104-102, it gave Popovich 1,336 wins, breaking a tie with his friend Don Nelson for the most regular season wins by a coach in NBA history.

Popovich is beloved by current and former players around the league, and the congratulations poured in.

“Gregg Popovich’s success with the Spurs is unprecedented in our league so it’s only fitting that he now holds the record for most career wins,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “His leadership and unwavering commitment to the game are widely admired by generations of players and coaches alike. Congratulations to Coach Pop on this latest achievement in his legendary career.”