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Spurs' Popovich names Steve Kerr as assistant coach for Team USA

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr speaks to reporters after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, early Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has named Steve Kerr as an assistant coach for Team USA.

In an article from ESPN, Kerr shared his excitement to join Popovich on this Olympic journey.

“This is an incredible opportunity and one I'm extremely grateful for," Kerr said. “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."

This isn’t the first time that Popovich and Kerr have shared the same court together. Kerr actually won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2003 while being coached by Pop.

Aside from playing for Popovich, Kerr has mentioned how great of friends the two have become. There is also some who'd like to see Popovich run for US President in 2020 with Kerr as his VP. In addition, Kerr also pushed for a Popovich and Beto O'Rourke presidential ticket.

It should come as no surprise to see Kerr standing beside Popovich as they try to win together one more time at the upcoming Olympic games.

In addition, Pacers‘ Nate McMillan and Villanova’s Jay Wright were also tabbed as assistant coaches for USA Basketball.

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