San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn’t spend a moment thinking about the NFTs until his longtime assistant, Brett Brown, brought up the idea in a phone call to coincide with his inevitable smashing of Don Nelson’s record in his regular season coaching victories.
What inspired enthusiasm about Popovich’s idea is that the entire proceeds of his 1,336 NFTs — one for each of his career victories — will go to the charity he has long championed: the San Antonio Food Bank.
With Popovich outdoing Nelson on Friday night with a 104-102 win over the Utah Jazz, the Spurs make 1,336 NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, which will include five hand-drawn offensive playing cards and five Spurs stadium designs on his account. 26 seasons as a coach. Among the pop plays: “Lock and Lob” and “Side Out of Bounds”.
Playing cards are synonymous with Popovich’s legendary career as head coach, a system he introduced to him as an assistant on the Golden State Warriors in the 1990s under Nelson himself.
The collection will include five unique NFT teams – each representing his own NBA tournament as the Spurs manager – which will include a play and stadium design. Each of these five will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and VIP Spurs experience includes next season.
The remaining NFTs cost $250, and will be available on the OpenSea marketplace.
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