San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is no stranger to milestones. On Sunday night he hit another one.
With the Spurs' 112-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, Popovich officially moved past Phil Jackson and into sixth place on the NBA's all-time win list. The win was the 1,156th of his career.
The only coaches that remain ahead of him are George Karl (1,175), Pat Riley (1,210), Jerry Sloan (1,221), Lenny Wilkens (1,332) and Don Nelson (1,335).
Of the top 10 winningest coaches of all-time, Popovich's winning percentage (.694) is second only to Jackson (.704). He also sits just behind Jackson (229) and Riley (171) in total playoff wins with 166. Over his 22 years as head coach of the Spurs, they have averaged 52.5 wins per season.
Following the game on Sunday, Popovich chose not to discus his accomplishment, instead focusing on the mass shooting that took place earlier in the day at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
"We won a basketball game. Considering what's gone on today, it's pretty meaningless," Popovich said. "When you think about the tragedy that those families are suffering, it's just inconceivable and impossible to put your head around. So, I think talking about basketball tonight is probably pretty inappropriate. So, you guys have a good night."