American basketballcoach who is currently the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, Gregg Popovich’s wife is Erin Popovich. Taking over as coach of the Spurs in 1996, Greg Popovich is the longest tenured active coach in both the NBA and all US major sports leagues. He is often referred to as “Coach Pop” or simply “Pop”. Greg holds the record for the most consecutive winning seasons and is considered considered one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. He is also one of 9 coaches in NBA history to have won 1,000 NBA games.
How they met?
Erin is the daughter of late Air Force Academy athletic trainer Jim Conboy. As we all know, Pop was an assistant coach at Air Force. We believe that these two must have met during that time period. This wonderful couple has been married for more than thirty years. They have been blessed with two children, Micky and Jill.
About Erin Popovich
As told earlier, Erin is an Air Force brat. She has graduated from Colorado State University. Erin’s father Jim Conboy passed away in 1998. He was inducted into the Air Force Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Conboy claimed the world title in modern pentathlon and won the gold in 1979. In 1973 made his comeback to the academy and worked six years as an assistant coach. She must be really proud to be daughter of such a person and now wife of the most decorated coach in Spurs.
Her upbringing has been strict, which Pop says also helps him in his games, as she always there to give him advice. He says that Erin would point out at other coaches who screamed and yelled and would say, “Do you like to look like that?” Greg says that this helps him in keeping his on-court antics to rein.
Erin is a generous lady. She spends a lot of time working for local charities such as San Antonio Food bank.
Greg and Erin
Greg also owns the Oregon based A to Z Wineworks. He has a 12-foot-by-20-foot, 3,000-bottle above-ground wine cellar at his home to which Erin says that Greg spends a lot of time there when they loose.
This couple has been together for nearly 36 years and now Erin surely knows how to handle her husband. Many times we have heard Erin asking Greg to be in control of his aggressive behavior on court. She asks Greg to act liked a mature man, because well, he is one! Greg also respects her wife’s opinion and hears to what she says.
During her time around the Air Force base, Erin became friends with a girl named Betsy. Betsy is the daughter of a general named Robert F. McDermott, the same McDermott who became Chairman of the group that purchased the Spurs in the 1990s. It all comes back to the Air Force for Gregg and Erin Popovich, don’t you think so?
Where are they now?
The family currently lives in San Antonio near the Dominion Country Club.