As a sports fan, today marks the end of an era.  For the first time in 22 years, the San Antonio Spurs have missed out on a spot in the NBA playoffs.  It’s an extraordinary run that won’t be repeated any time soon and it’s a record that’s made all the more amazing by the fact that coach Gregg Popovich has been at the helm for each of those 22 years.

I’m an unabashed fan of Coach Pop and have admired his leadership and coaching methods for long time, so how did such a great winner respond to his run being broken?

This is what he said:

“I don’t dwell on the past.  I don’t know who won the baseball championship from year to year. Four years ago, I don’t know who won the NBA championship. That stuff is totally unimportant. What’s important is the moment. You do what you gotta do and you move on.”

Yes, it was a great run, but he’s not lingering there.

I’m sure that he would have preferred to make the playoffs, but he’s not going to waste time pondering what might have been this season.

He’s still got a job to do.

He’s still got a team to revitalise and develop for next season.

I don’t know how your life has been lately.

Perhaps you’ve had some wonderful successes, or perhaps results haven’t gone your way.

Good or bad, please don’t dwell on it for too long.

What’s important is the moment.

Do what you gotta do and move on.