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- Some of the best coaches in sports have been in their jobs for several decades.
- Over that time, many of them have aged significantly, with some looking like different people altogether.
- Here’s how coaches changed from when their careers began to now.
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While athletes sometimes age right before our eyes, sometimes we forget just how long our favorite coaches have been in their sports.
While a great career for an athlete might last 15 years, some of the best coaches in football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and hockey have been at it for several decades.
As expected, many of them have aged quite a bit during that time. Some look like different people altogether.
Here’s what some of the biggest names in coaching looked like when their careers began:
Bill Belichick became the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1991, at age 39.
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Belichick, 66, is going on his 20th season with the New England Patriots.
Gregg Popovich was the San Antonio Spurs GM before becoming the head coach in 1996, at age 48.
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