Former NBA head coach Mike Fratello has been named head coach of the USA AmeriCup Qualifyoing Team for the February 2020 window of competition that will see the USA team play Puerto Rico twice. Photo: AFP/Scanpix

USA Basketball named former NBA coach Mike Fratello, as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team that will compete in the February 2020 FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games.  Additionally, longtime NBA and college assistant coach Andy Greer and former NBA and USA Basketball athlete Othella Harrington were named as USA assistant coaches.

“It is a major coup for USA Basketball to have such an experienced and successful coach agree to undertake the coaching responsibility for the February 2020 USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team,” said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley.

“The new AmeriCup qualifying process will be challenging, and USA Basketball is looking to build on the successes of our 2017 gold medalist AmeriCup team and the World Cup qualifying teams. Having a respected and an internationally experienced coach such as Mike Fratello on our bench is a big plus.  USA Basketball is also fortunate and appreciative of having the continued commitment of assistant coaches Andy Greer and Othella Harrington.”