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Gregg Popovich's portable program

The longtime Spurs coach's influence isn't limited to one NBA organization

Updated: May 5, 2012, 3:46 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Coach of the year isn't a good way to describe Gregg Popovich. It's too limiting. It implies he's about one season and one team.

What Popovich has done goes far beyond guiding the Spurs to the best record in the league this season. He has created a template for NBA success. His influence extends so far that his presence is likely to be felt in the NBA Finals even if the Spurs don't make it.

If the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers get ...

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