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Team USA has a new head coach, with the Spurs Gregg Popovich taking over from Mike Krzyzewski. I like this choice, I think he'll do a great job.


Spurs Popovich to coach US squad in 2020 Olympic run

San Antonio (AFP) - Gregg Popovich, a five-time NBA champion coach with the San Antonio Spurs, was named Friday by USA Basketball as coach of the Americans from 2017 through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mike Krzyzewski has guided the US Olympic squads to gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics and to a Basketball World Cup title last year that clinched a US berth in next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

"Coach K" retired from the US post in February 2013 only to return three months later and declare he would guide the squad through one more Olympic cycle through Rio.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was also announced as managing director of the US squad for the 2017-2020 span while Krzyzewski moves into a special advisory role for that cycle.

Popovich, 66, would see the American collection of NBA talent though the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Максим Колосов
Jan. 27th, 2016 04:25 pm (UTC)
Unbelivable, he's a goof coach
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