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Kansas' Bill Self Denies Speculation That He'll Replace Spurs' Gregg Popovich

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University of Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self has shot down speculation he'll replace San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich for the 2020-21 NBA season.

"There's zero truth to that," Self told reporters Friday.

Seth Greenberg of ESPN forecast the potential Spurs coaching change during an appearance on Wednesday's Get Up as part of his bold predictions for 2020:

In April, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported San Antonio ownership believes Popovich is "entitled to manage his future the way he wants," so it's fine with letting him decide whether to keep coaching on a year-to-year basis regardless of his contract status.