Report: Steve Kerr To Replace Gregg Popovich As USA Basketball Head Coach
SALT LAKE CITY – Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will reportedly be named the next head coach for the United States men’s national basketball team.
On Friday, December 10, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Team USA was finalizing the decision.
Kerr will reportedly take over for current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
“USA Basketball is finalizing a decision to name Steve Kerr as the next national coach with an assistant coaching staff that will include Monty Williams, Erik Spoelstra and Mark Few, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement is expected in the near future,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “Kerr will replace Gregg Popovich as Team USA’s next coach in the World Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics. He was an assistant on Popovich’s gold-medal Olympic staff in Tokyo.”
“This is Grant Hill’s first major decision as the new managing director of USA Basketball,” Wojnarowski continued. “Hill’s been meeting with potential candidates for several months and comes away with a staff that includes significant accomplishment on international, NBA and college stages.”
Kerr will take over a program that has captured 16 Olympic gold medals, including four straight.
Popovich and Team USA won Gold in 2020 at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Kerr was an assistant on Popovich’s Olympic staff.
Kerr, 56, played in the NBA from 1988-2003. He won five NBA titles during his time as a player.
In 2014, Kerr became head coach of the Warriors. He is a three-time NBA champion as a head coach. Kerr won NBA Coach of the Year in 2016.