Gregg Popovich Named Head Coach of Team USA

Gregg Popovich Named Head Coach of Team USA

The San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich has been announced as the head coach of the USA Basketball Men's National Team for 2017 through 2020. Popovich will replace the current head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, after the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Following the replacement, Krzyzewski will remain with the team in a special advisory role through 2020.

Team USA currently holds a 63-game winning streak, with an overall record of 75-1 since 2006. The team has won consecutive Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012) and FIBA World Cup gold medals (2010 and 2014).

Popovich currently stands as the longest tenured coach in all U.S. major sports leagues and enters the 2015-16 NBA season with a 1,022-470 (.685%) all-time regular season record. During his stint with the Spurs, he has led the franchise to five NBA championships.

Team USA also announced that Jerry Colangelo will remain as managing director until 2020.