Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/3/13
Champion. Legend. Spurs. When you think of Gregg Popovich, many words come to mind. But what about happy? Coach Pop may not be known for his charming personality, especially around reporters, but happiness is all he ever wanted. Photos from Popovich's 1970s, Air Force Academy yearbook surfaced online Monday, complete with a telling blurb on the future Hall-of-Famer: Gregg Charles Popovich "Popo" He came to these nondescript hills from Merrillville Indiana with his ways and his ball. Ball has continued to capture Popo's time during his visit at the Academy. What he did while here may have been bad and it may have been good, but he learned it did not matter much either way. He has, however, learned much about life during revealing stay, and some profess that it was due not totally to final associations and tutelage. His future plans include happiness. Simple words of wisdom from a simple man. Then again, the blurb does say happiness is his "future plans" and mentions no specific time frame. Maybe Popo planned for happiness during retirement, or after he's won his fifth NBA Championship ring. After all, the man does know how to celebrate:
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