If there is one person that knows the in and outs of San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich is Philadelphia 76ers' Brett Brown.
Brown, who was a long time assistant of Pop before joining the Sixers as their Head Coach, reflected on his time on the sidelines with Pop.
And what stood out the most for Brown about Pop's style of coaching - accountability and relationships.
“I look back at the experience I had with Pop and the thing that most stands out to me is there was such a high level of accountability.”
One of the reasons that makes Pop the coach he is today is how he treats every player on his roster. Whether you are a 10-year veteran or a first year player, Pop holds each and everyone to the same level.
“There was a extreme importance on relationships.”
We have all seen it. Everyone is treated with the utmost respect in San Antonio. Every player seems to gravitate to one another on and off the floor. It is what makes them so successful on the floor. It is trusting one another, willing to learn, putting egos aside.