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LeBron James admits who the greatest coach of all time is, and it’s not Phil Jackson Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ahead of Saturday night’s matchup between the Cleveland Cavalier and San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the greatest coach of all time.

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LeBron cited Popovich’s ability to adjust his style of play over the years, and the fact that he was won five championships since 1999 in different eras.

Popovich and the Spurs have squared off against LeBron in the NBA Finals on three separate occasions, with the Spurs winning two of those meetings. His comments have also been perceived as a shot at Phil Jackson, who many consider to be the best coach in NBA history due to his 11 championships.

(h/t ESPN)

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Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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