USA Basketball is just about ready to introduce its new head coach.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, USA Basketball will hold a press conference Monday announcing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr as its new head coach, replacing San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
USA Basketball has called a Monday news conference the Chase Center in San Francisco to formally introduce Steve Kerr as the new national coach. https://t.co/1e2Sd75OgD— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 19, 2021
It was announced on December 10 that Kerr would become the new head coach. Just 10 days later, it will become formal.
Kerr’s coaching staff will have loose connections with the Portland Trail Blazers. Per Wojnarowski, Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra will serve as an assistant to Kerr. Spoelstra grew up in Portland, playing at Jesuit High School and the University of Portland. Monty Williams, head coach of the Phoenix Suns and reportedly another of Kerr’s incoming Team USA assistants, was an assistant coach with the Trail Blazers under Nate McMillan between 2005-2010. Kerr also played for the Trail Blazers during the 2001-02 season.