Kerr to join Pop’s Team USA coaching staff for 2019 FIBA World Cup & 2020 Olympics

Warriors boss one of 3 assistants added to national team crew

Karl Buscheck
October 11, 2018 - 9:34 am

It’s officially Pop/Kerr 2020, just not in the way it’s so often been envisioned.

On Thursday morning, Marc Stein of The New York Times scooped the news that Gregg Popovich has added Steve Kerr, his famous friend, to the Team USA coaching staff for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and 2020 Olympics.

Pacers head coach Nate McMillan and Villanova’s Jay Wright will also be on the coaching staff.

"This is an incredible opportunity and one I’m extremely grateful for," Kerr said in a statement, via USA Basketball.

"I had the good fortune to participate in our USA Basketball program as an amateur, and to have the chance to return to the world stage three decades later and work under Pop, one of my former coaches and a mentor, is a tremendous honor. I also look forward to working with Nate and Jay, two dynamic and highly-successful coaches, as we together embrace the opportunity to represent our country and attempt to ultimately bring home the gold."

The FIBA World Cup is set for Aug. 31 through Sept. 15. The Olympics begin on July 24 and conclude on Aug. 9.

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