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Wife Of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Dies

Erin Popovich passes away at the age of 67

April 18, 2018 - 9:40 pm

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich passed away Wednesday at the age of 67, the team announced in a statement. 

"With deep regret the San Antonio Spurs announce that Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, passed away earlier today," the statement read. "Erin and Gregg were married for four decades and were blessed with two children and two grandchildren."

"We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. “She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us.”

ESPN reported Popovich had been ill for some time, but the news of her death came as a shock to many across, including Warriors forward Kevin Durant, he was told of the news after practice in San Antonio where his team will take on the Spurs Thursday night.

After scoring 46 points in a win over the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was told of the news by TNT's Allie LaForce.