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Wife of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich passes away

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SAN ANTONIO – Officials with the San Antonio Spurs said head coach Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin Popovich, died on Wednesday.

The couple was married for four decades and have two children and two grandchildren.

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

The San Antonio Spurs released the following statement:

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

"'We mourn the loss of Erin,' said Spurs General Manager RC Buford. 'She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us.'

"The organization asks media to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time."


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