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Boston's Tatum 'happy' to be learning from Popovich

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The praise for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich continues.

Popovich is leading Team USA and will be serving as Team USA's head coach at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China this summer. Outside of Derrick White, most of the current roster have not played for the five-time NBA coaching champ.

Including Boston's Jayson Tatum who says its been an honor to play for Popovich and is soaking in each and every lesson, he is teaching this summer.

"He kind of gives me the same feeling when I played with Coach K. Two of the best to do it and it’s an honor to play for some great coaches early in my career. I’m happy to learn from Pop," said Tatum to reporters recently.

Popovich has always been held in high regard by players throughout the NBA.

Tatum's Team USA and Boston teammate, Jaylen Brown, expressed his thoughts on playing for the Spurs head coach this summer.

"Playing for Gregg Popovich, I’ll do that any day of the week," Brown said.

Team USA will now head to Los Angeles, CA to continue training camp ahead of the tournament.

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