San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has officially sold his mansion. Based on recent reports, the sale was for just over $3 million, which is lower than the asking price from 2019. However, the bigger story might be whether or not it means anything for Pop’s future with the San Antonio Spurs.
Gregg Popovich Mansion is Officially Sold
According to a KENS5 report, Popovich was finally able to sell off his 9,640-square-foot home for $3.1 million. The selling price was lowered from the 2019 listing price, which was $3.5 million, giving the buyers a discount of nearly a half a million dollar dollars.
The new buyers get four beds and 5.5 baths in a spacious mansion located in San Antonio’s gated community Dominion. Rooms and features include an oversized game room, workout room, infinity-edge pool, wood-paneled elevator, and a fully-equipped chef’s kitchen. The beautiful mansion also features wrap-around balconies to enjoy the property.
Gregg Popovich is also known for being a wine connoisseur. That’s apparent from the original listing which says the mansion has an “avid wine enthusiast’s dream cellar.” It includes “600 square footage of temperature controlled storage holding over 3,000 bottles.”
Take a virtual walk through Pop’s former place situated on a beautiful 2.62-acre lot in the video below:
Gregg Popovich has owned the home since 2005 and originally listed it on the market in 2018, per Los Angeles Times. KENS5 reported that Kym Rapier and her fiancé Glen Verette purchased the mansion. The announcement came via a social media post from a spokesperson for the Rapier Family Foundation.
So what now for Pop? Several months ago, Brooklyn Nets rumors began to pop up for Popovich. The team was reportedly looking to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse to leave the Spurs and coach the Nets. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and the Nets hired former two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash as their coach.
Is Pop Leaving the San Antonio Spurs?
The news of this listing may have a number of San Antonio Spurs fans worried about Gregg Popovich continuing his role on the sidelines. Whenever someone of major relevance in the sports world lists their home or starts looking into new ones, it brings that speculation.
Tom Brady, who spent the first 20 years of his NFL career with the New England Patriots, sparked rumors when his Massachusetts home went on the market in 2019. Ultimately, Brady left the Patriots chose to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he is now playing his first season.
In the basketball world, LeBron James’ future with the Cavaliers also became suspect several years ago. That was due to images of moving trucks at his Cleveland residence. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, signing to play for the Lakers. James just won his fourth career NBA title last week as the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat.
All that said, there’s been no reason to believe that Gregg Popovich won’t be back as San Antonio Spurs coach in 2021. He didn’t have a lengthy reply to the media when asked about that, though, either.
“Why wouldn’t I?” Pop replied when asked if he’d back to coach after the Spurs’ exit from the NBA bubble in August. It shut the door on his retirement. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s sticking with San Antonio forever, though. However, based on tenure and love of the team, so far it looks like he’ll be there in 2021.
That said, the Spurs have longshot odds to win the Western Conference, let alone the NBA title in 2021. It’s unknown what the future will hold for the roster with veteran stars potentially on the move including DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. That makes Pop’s decision to stay or go one that will constantly be speculated about.
So far, he still appears to be the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. For now Pop is planning some sort of move, but it seems to be only of the new home variety.