The NBA’s San Antonio Spurs are commemorating their head coach, Gregg Popovich, becoming the all-time winningest NBA coach. They’re doing this by releasing an NFT collection in partnership with Cultos. The collection size is 1,336, to mark each of his wins.
About the San Antonio Spurs’ NFTs
The San Antonio Spurs NFTs will launch on March 14th at 9 AM CT, until March 17th at 9 PM CT, on Opensea. There are 1,331 NFTs for sale that features a random combination of hand-drawn plays and court combinations. Interestingly, the other 5 will be 1/1 NFTs, that commemorate Popovich’s 5 NBA titles. These winners of the 1/1 auctions will also get a physical play card signed by the Spurs head coach. As well as a unique VIP experience next season, including courtside seats.
While the 5 1/1s will go for sale via auction, the remaining 1,331 NFTs will go for sale for 0.1 ETH on the Opensea platform. Therefore, users will have to buy the NFTs through Ethereum, instead of credit cards that we’ve seen from other mainstream collections.
This collection is similar to Stephen Curry’s recent collection titled ‘2974sc’, which was released in December after Curry set the NBA record for all-time 3-pointers.
You can find out more information on the NFTs, including previews, on their preview YouTube video on the Spurs NFT website.
Gregg Popovich: The new all-time winningest NBA Coach
Gregg Popovich is an NBA coach for the San Antonio Spurs. He’s been their coach since 1996. After being an assistant coach for the Warriors, and earlier the Spurs as well as coaching in various colleges. His career awards include 5 NBA championships and 3 NBA Coach of the Year Awards. He’s also won a gold medal for the United States at the Olympics as Head Coach.
With last night’s 104-102 victory over the Utah Jazz, Popovich reached 1,336 wins in his career. This made him become the winningest head coach in NBA history. Coach Pop now has the most regular-season victories after passing Don Nelson (1,335 wins). He had held the record since 2010. Coincidentally, Don Nelson, who he passed, was his Head Coach when he was serving as an assistant for the Golden State Warriors.