By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
dangolka (CBS) — When a coach on knowledgeable sports activities workforce has the final identify of “Popovich,” the questions are clearly going to come back: Any relation to Gregg?
For Patriots offensive line coach Cole Popovich, the reply was all the time no. Till lately.
In a video convention with New England reporters, Popovich mentioned that he found in recent times that he truly is expounded to the legendary San Antonio Spurs coach.
“I truly discovered I used to be associated to him nearly a 12 months in the past,” Popovich mentioned when requested about any potential relation by ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Popovich shared that his father handed away when he was younger, thus limiting his relationship with that facet of the household.
“Reestablished some connections there and discovered that I’m associated to him,” Popovich mentioned.
The Popovich connection provides much more championship lineage to the Patriots’ teaching workers, which already contains three members of the Belichick household.
The Patriots coach mentioned he’s by no means met or talked to the Spurs coach, and that Gregg seemingly has no thought about any relation. Nonetheless, a relation is there.
“So there may be some relationship,” he mentioned. “I’ve all the time mentioned no however I simply discovered there’s something.”