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USA Basketball announced on Friday that Gregg Popovich will succeed Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach of Team USA. As head coach of the program Popovich will be running the show in all of the team training camps, world cups, qualifiers and Olympic appearances from 2017-2020.
The five-time NBA Champion was an assistant to Larry Brown in the 2004 Olympics and is considered by many the greatest coach of all-time.
The future leadership for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team was disclosed today when USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo officially announced that five-time NBA championship and longtime San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been named head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the 2017-20 quadrennium. Additionally, USA Basketball announced that Colangelo will continue in 2017-20 as Managing Director of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team and that current USA National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski following the 2016 Rio Olympics will move into a special advisor role with Colangelo and the USA National Team for 2017-20. USA Basketball’s Board of Directors approved the three selections.