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Popovich Signs Record-Breaking Contract Extension with Spurs as England Wins European Youth Championship

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Popovich Signs Record-Breaking Contract Extension with Spurs as England Wins European Youth Championship

Sports Breakfast 7.9 | Spurs Sign 5-Year $80 Million Contract Extension with Popovich; England Wins European Youth Championship

In an exciting day in sports news, the San Antonio Spurs made a major announcement regarding their head coach, and the England U21 team achieved a historic victory at the European Youth Championship. Here are the details:

Spurs Extend Popovich’s Contract

The San Antonio Spurs have signed a five-year contract extension with their head coach Gregg Popovich. The deal is worth more than $80 million, surpassing the previous record set by Monty Williams of $78.5 million. Popovich, who is currently 74 years old, will be 75 when the contract extension begins in January next year. This extension shows Popovich’s commitment to the team and his willingness to continue coaching despite his age. Popovich has a legendary career, leading the Spurs to five NBA championships and earning the Coach of the Year award three times. He is also a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

England Wins European Youth Championship

After 39 years, the England U21 team has won the European Youth Championship. The team defeated Spain 1-0 in the final match. This victory is a significant achievement for England, who displayed excellent performance throughout the tournament. They won all six of their matches, scoring 11 goals and not conceding a single goal. In the final, England broke the deadlock in the 45th minute with a lucky goal from midfielder Curtis Jones. In the 90th minute, Spain had a chance to equalize with a penalty, but Manchester City goalkeeper Trafford made a crucial save to secure the victory for England.

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That concludes today’s Sports Breakfast. Stay tuned for more exciting sports news.

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