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At the media availability, Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich talked on the Australian men’s national basketball team, which his team will face on August 22 and 24 in Melbourne:

“They are one of the teams that can win the whole thing, without a doubt.

I’m not saying that because I’m here. It’s just a fact. They’ve been close for several years, and they are hungry. They are talented. Coach Lemanis does a good job, and they are a team. They are together.

They know what they are doing. They execute really well, so that’s what it takes. They have the toughness and physicality to go with it. I think they are one of the top contenders without a doubt,” Popovich said.