Popovich: "The success we achieved in the past was because we had great players."

The Spurs coach spoke to the media after San Antonio was eliminated from the Playoffs and thus cut a streak of 22 consecutive postseasonings.

Gregg popovich he was not very concerned after San antonio spurs will be left out of the playoffs of the NBA for the first time in 23 years.

With early wins on Thursday by the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns at ESPN’s Orlando sports complex, it was confirmed that the Texas franchise will not be in the postseason for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

“This probably means a lot to a lot of people, but I don’t think about the past,” Popovich told the media after his team ended the regular season with a loss to the Utah Jazz.

The manager had led the Spurs to the playoffs in each of the last 22 seasons. In addition, he has won five NBA championships with San Antonio since he replaced Bob Hill in 1996.

“That is totally not important, the important thing is the moment you do what you have to do and then you move on, but looking at the past does not help much. Any success we have had has been because we have had great players,” Pop clarified .

On the other hand, the 71-year-old coach was pleased with the progress his young players made in Orlando. “I’m more excited about this than anything you’re talking about right now, because the streaks or whatever you’re talking about is over. I couldn’t care less about that. I’m excited about the way they played here.” commented.

“They had no chance of getting into this and they basically struggled to have this opportunity. The development of young people playing the way they did. It is the best we have played all year, I have enjoyed it a lot,” he closed .

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