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Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks April 22, 2017, with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis, Tenn. (Brandon Dill / Associated Press)
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks April 22, 2017, with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis, Tenn. (Brandon Dill / Associated Press)
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SAN ANTONIO – The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.

The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich’s death Wednesday. The team didn’t provide further details.

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

The Popovichs were married four decades and had two children.

Gregg Popovich has coach San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles. San Antonio will face Golden State on Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

Popovich ran the Spurs’ practice Wednesday. They Warriors lead the series 2-0.

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