Following Australia’s win over Team USA (98-94) in front of 52.000+ fans in Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, US national team head coach Gregg Popovich talked on Patty Mills, who was tremendous with 30 points:
“In a strange sort of way, I’m happy for him. He’s a wonderful human being; much better human being off the court than on the court. I mean that sincerely. He’s just a beautiful guy. He cares about people, he loves people. So, when someone like that has success, you’ve gotta feel good about it,” Popovich said.
This past season, Mills averaged 9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the San Antonio Spurs.