Erin Popovich, wife of Gregg Popovich passes away

The wife of San Antonio Spurs Head Basketball Coach Gregg Popovich died earlier today.

The 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.

The Popovichs were together for four decades.

The Spurs play in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series on Thursday. At this juncture whether Popovich will be with the team.

Our thoughts our with the Popovich family as they deal with this difficult time.

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