Gregg Popovich avoided questions about whether he would return to coach the San Antonio Spurs next season.
Popovich, who was in the final year of his contract, will coach Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer.
“I’m a head coach in the NBA. I don’t think about what that means in the future,” said Popovich following the Spurs’ game 7 loss to the Nuggets.
One Spurs source said he had “no doubt” that Popovich would return next season.