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Full NameJill Popovich
First NameJill
Last NamePopovich
ProfessionCelebrity Child
NationalityAmerican
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameGregg Popovich
Father ProfessionBasketball Coach
Mother NameErin Popovich
Gender IdentityFemale
SibilingsMicky Popovich
Date of Birth1979

Jill Popovich is famous as the daughter of one of the most celebrated NBA head coaches who has the record of most wins in NBA history. 

She is the daughter of a head coach and president of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich.  

Gregg is the longest-tenured coach of the Spurs and has led the Spurs to win five times the NBA championship title. He is a three times NBA coach of the year and four times NBA all-star.

Her parents were together until her mother died in 2018

Her parents Greg and Erin Popovich were examples of a successful, happy marriage.

Going back to their love story, the couple first met through Erin's friend Betsy, daughter of Greg's dean, when Greg was a student at the Air Force Academy in the late 1960s

Eventually, the couple began dating before getting hitched in 1976 in El Paso, Texas

Since then, they were inseparable until the death of Erin on the 10th of April 2018 after battling through a long–term illness. She was 67 at the time of her death.

Jill Popovich parents Gregg Popovich and late Erin Popovich.
Jill Popovich parents Gregg Popovich and late Erin Popovich. Source: Twitter

She has an older brother

Jill has an older brother Micky who is two years older than her. Both the siblings are doing well in their respective careers outside sports. 

Her brother is married to his wife, with whom he shares two kids. Micky lives a very private life out of the spotlight.  According to the sources, he is working as an elementary school teacher.

She helped her father cope up with the loss

As a daughter, Jill has been a mental and emotional support for her father. She helped her father cope up with the loss. 

Having to lose the 2013 NBA finals to the Heat in seven games, Greg was having a hard time dealing with the loss.

Jill, in a clear and straightway, suggested her father get over with himself after having won all four championships title and getting to a fifth final where other coaches lose all the time. 

Sarcastically she added, saying Poor Greggy can't lose because he is special. Her strong words gave him strength and eventually helped him on the path to recovery.

She is fulfilling her mother's wish by helping people suffering from ILD

Jill Popovich with her father Gregg Popovich at Chest foundation.
Jill Popovich with her father Gregg Popovich at Chest foundation. Source: YouTube

Her mother long suffered from ILD, an interstitial disease that causes stiffness in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. 

Throughout her battle with the disease, she did not utter a word of complaint. She was more concerned about other people dealing with the same disease. 

Whenever she saw another person suffering from ILD, she would ask Jill to go to them to find if they needed any help. 

She wanted Jill to have their phone numbers because she wanted to help them. 

Honoring her mother's vision, Jill, with the help of her father Gregg and the support of chest foundation, started Erin Popovich Endowment with the vision to provide help to those suffering from ILD. 

They are hoping to make it easier for the families and patients dealing with the disease.

Is she married?

Jill has managed to keep her personal life under wraps. Therefore information about her relationship could not be extracted. 

Net Worth

The net worth of Jill is not disclosed yet. As of now, we have the net worth of her father, Gregg, who has amassed an astonishing net worth from his stunning career. He has a net worth of:

Net Worth Source
$40 millionBasketball coach 

Age

  1. Jill was born in the year 1979. She is currently 42 years old.

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Updated On Tue Aug 10 2021 Published On Tue Aug 10 2021 By shaumya

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