The San Antonio Spurs have announced Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, has passed away.
The Spurs released the following statement:
With deep regret the San Antonio Spurs announce that Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, passed away earlier today. Erin and Gregg were married for four decades and were blessed with two children and two grandchildren. "We mourn the loss of Erin," said Spurs General Manager RC Buford. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us." The organization asks media to respect the family's privacy during this difficult time. (Photo: Getty Images)
Almost immediately after The Spurs released their statement, there was an outpouring of support and condolences from fans and members of the sports community: