Steve Kerr will succeed Gregg Popovich as the new head coach of USA Basketball, multiple outlets reported Friday, December 10 (Saturday, December 11, Manila time).
Kerr was an assistant on Popovich’s gold medal-winning squad at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Kerr, the head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, will coach Team USA at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics, according to ESPN.
Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few are expected to be named as Kerr’s assistant coaches, per the report.
USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill has been meeting with candidates for several months to replace the 72-year-old Popovich. The San Antonio Spurs head coach stepped down after the Tokyo Games.
Kerr, 56, has won three NBA championships since becoming head coach of the Warriors in 2014. He was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2015-2016. – Rappler.com