Gregg Popovich gave an amazing answer when asked about the kind of player he wants
Gregg Popovich knows what he’s doing.
His track record as head coach of the Spurs since 1996 proves that: Five-time NBA champion, three-time Coach of the Year, NBA-record 18 consecutive winning regular seasons and a 1,069-479 career record.
What is the secret to Popovich’s success, besides having great players? According to him, it’s about having players with a certain character.
Pop was asked what kind of qualities the Spurs look for when bringing people into their organization: pic.twitter.com/A5DoNg9YlZ
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) February 20, 2016
Yes, sense of humor is at the top of Pop’s list. The key passage from the answer above: "We’re looking for people — and I’ve said it many times — [who] have gotten over themselves, and you can tell that pretty quickly. You can talk to somebody for four or five minutes, and you can tell if it’s about them, or if they understand that they’re just a piece of the puzzle. So we look for that. A sense of humor is a huge thing with us. You’ve got to be able to laugh. You’ve got to be able to take a dig, give a dig — that sort of thing."