Steve Kerr, the newly appointed head coach of Team USA, took over the reins from Gregg Popovich. The two coaches have a long history of working together.
At first, Kerr played for Popovich’s Spurs for four years, then the current Golden State Warriors head coach began his coaching career as his assistant. He also worked as Pop’s assistant on Team USA.
“The one thing [Gregg Popovich] taught me is that you have to be yourself,” the Kerr said during his introductory press conference as Team USA head coach. “You can’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself. As long as you’re authentic and genuine, now you can implement things that you’ve learned along the way.”