The San Antonio Spurs season ended in a first-round series loss to the Denver Nuggets but that will not be the last we see of Coach Gregg Popovich. One of the candidates of the greatest NBA coach of all-time will reportedly return to the team for three more years.

Coach Pop has been a coach of the Spurs for the past 23 seasons and has brought five rings to the franchise and a record of 22 straight playoff experiences. The run will continue for as many as three more years according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

“A Popovich extension has been a foregone conclusion for months, but a new deal doesn’t change the fact that he’ll continue to take his coaching future on a year-to-year basis,” Woj reports. “Spurs ownership believes he’s entitled to manage his future how he wishes.”

Coach Pop’s seventh-seeded Spurs were very close to completing an upset of the second-seeded Denver Nuggets, ultimately losing in a very close game seven. Next season, Popovich will lead his stars of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan back into basketball battle but will have the return of starting point guard DeJounte Murray to join in.