USA Basketball Appoints Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan, Jay Wright As Assistant Coaches

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USA Basketball Appoints Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan, Jay Wright As Assistant Coaches 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:28 pm

The USA Basketball Men’s National Team coaching staff today was finalized with the announcement that NBA head coaches Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) and Nate McMillan and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright have been selected as assistant coaches for the 2019-20 USA Basketball Men’s National Team.


Kerr, McMillan and Wright join USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to complete USA National Team coaching staff. The coaches will lead the USA National Team in 2019-20, which, if the USA qualifies, could include the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China (Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2019) and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan (July 24-Aug. 9).


"Led by coach Popovich, we have assembled an incredible coaching staff for the USA National Team, and we are excited to have Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan and Jay Wright join the team as assistant coaches," said Jerry Colangelo, who has served as the managing director of USA Basketball Men’s National Team program since 2005. "It’s special that each coach has prior USA Basketball experience as either a player or coach, and each coach has compiled a successful and impressive resume. I’m very confident that the USA Basketball National Team is in excellent hands the next two years."


"I am honored and fortunate to have such gifted coaches share this USA Basketball responsibility with me," said Popovich, a 1970 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. "Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan and Jay Wright are not just knowledgeable, dedicated individuals, but they exhibit the creativity, tenacity and respect for the game needed to compete in the international arena.


"I look forward to joining them as USA Basketball attempts to extend the stellar success they've enjoyed over the past 12 years."

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Post#2 » by ChokeFasncists » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:36 pm

Kerr under Pop again. Maybe Pop can steal some info from him?
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Post#3 » by Oden2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:50 pm

ChokeFasncists wrote:Kerr under Pop again. Maybe Pop can steal some info from him?


Pop is the better coach imo imo and I think Kerr would agree
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Post#4 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:14 am

Oden2 wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:Kerr under Pop again. Maybe Pop can steal some info from him?


Pop is the better coach imo imo and I think Kerr would agree

I'm guessing there was some kidding in there. Kerr's advise to Pop would look some thing like this:

"Just get yourself two former MVP's, a big that can guard 5 positions and one of the all-time best spot-up shooters... It's so simple!" :D

Side note: It looks like Kerr is feeling better.
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Post#5 » by ChokeFasncists » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:59 am

Oden2 wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:Kerr under Pop again. Maybe Pop can steal some info from him?


Pop is the better coach imo imo and I think Kerr would agree

No doubt. By "info" I didn't mean how to coach, but maybe some secrets about the Dubs.
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Post#6 » by ChokeFasncists » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:52 am

Pickled Prunes wrote:
Oden2 wrote:
ChokeFasncists wrote:Kerr under Pop again. Maybe Pop can steal some info from him?


Pop is the better coach imo imo and I think Kerr would agree

I'm guessing there was some kidding in there. Kerr's advise to Pop would look some thing like this:

"Just get yourself two former MVP's, a big that can guard 5 positions and one of the all-time best spot-up shooters... It's so simple!" :D

Side note: It looks like Kerr is feeling better.

TBF, he won before one of the "former MVPs" hopped on. :wink:
(Not sure what happens if the previous coach didn't get into trouble with the owner's son)
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Post#7 » by Pickled Prunes » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:59 am

ChokeFasncists wrote:
Pickled Prunes wrote:
Oden2 wrote:
Pop is the better coach imo imo and I think Kerr would agree

I'm guessing there was some kidding in there. Kerr's advise to Pop would look some thing like this:

"Just get yourself two former MVP's, a big that can guard 5 positions and one of the all-time best spot-up shooters... It's so simple!" :D

Side note: It looks like Kerr is feeling better.

TBF, he won before one of the "former MVPs" hopped on. :wink:
(Not sure what happens if the previous coach didn't get into trouble with the owner's son)

They also filled a vacuum... It was the end of the Heattles, Kobe, Duncan, etc. But to answer your question, GSW would have won rings with Jackson as well. Look at what they did with Walton at the helm. I think Kerr just finished what Jackson started.

Do you believe Kobe and MJ have rings because of Phil... or does Phil have 11 rings because he coached Kobe and MJ?

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