USA Basketball is finalizing a deal to hire Steve Kerr as head coach of the men’s Olympic team, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Kerr has coached the Warriors since 2014 and will replace the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich with Team USA. As Wojnarowski noted, this becomes the first big move made by former NBA star and current U.S. managing director Grant Hill.
Kerr led the Warriors to five straight Finals appearances and three championships in his first three seasons. Through Thursday, he had compiled a 397-175 record, all with Golden State. That includes an all-time best mark of 73-9 in 2015-16 and 21-4 this season.
Kerr has also been an assistant under Popovich with Team USA, including the gold-medal Olympic run in Tokyo this past summer.
“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,” Wojnarowski wrote.
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