The 2020 Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but that does not mean San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich won't be on the sidelines guiding the Men's National Basketball team.
According to USAB's Jerry Colangelo, Popovich remains committed to the team in 2021 reports ESPN.
USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Gregg Popovich remain committed to the team into 2021, Colangelo said Tuesday. Both men's futures in their roles had been uncertain after this summer.
"The commitments everyone made for 2020 are still there; we're all-in and we're committed," Colangelo said. "It's important to deal with the unknowns and this virus. This too shall pass and we'll be back for everyone's well-being."
Aside from Popovich, other players will be impacted by the postponement such as Spurs' Chimezie Metu (Nigeria), and Derrick White, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan who were named to the 2020 preliminary roster.
Australia's Patty Mills recently spoke to Australian Olympic athletes urging them to remain positive despite the new date for the Olympics.
Popovich will be serving as Team USA's head coach when the Olympics resume.
Last summer, Team USA participated in the FIBA World Cup and finished seventh overall.