The Boston Celtics currently have four players who are still in contention to make the final roster for Team USA. Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart, all have great opportunities to represent their country in the FIBA World Cup. The players currently competing for a roster spot have the benefit of being coached by arguably one of the greatest of all time, Greg Popovich.
The Boston Celtics, and their young core, have a great opportunity to represent their country in the FIBA World Cup this year for Team USA. Led by Spurs’ Gregg Popovich and Warriors’ Steve Kerr, the team looks to be in great hands moving forward.
As is the case in any sport, I think it’s important for players to see how the game is articulated from another respected coach’s perspective. Who better than Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr?
For basketball players, being coached by Gregg Popovich can be a true honor. Popovich, is a 5x NBA Champion [coach] for the San Antonio Spurs, and is in conversation as being a GOAT in the NBA.
Team USA assistant coach, Steve Kerr, has left his own mark on the NBA. Kerr, a 3x NBA Champion [coach], has coached the Golden State Warriors to the last five NBA Finals.
Boston Celtics leader, Marcus Smart, had this to say about the great coach, and his assistant, Steve Kerr.
“Two great coaches right there. I think their resumes speak volumes for themselves… You can kinda vary and mix those in and learn new things from each and every last one of them.”
Celtics coach Brad Stevens, fully supports his players competing for a chance to represent their country. Stevens also has talked with Gregg Popovich about his Celtics players, and their preparation for the upcoming season.
“I think it’s great when you have a chance to play for your country. I think it will be an invaluable experience for Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart.”
The talent on the Boston Celtics is unmatched throughout the league. Four Celtics players working out for Team USA is the most in the league. The Celtics also have two players who are going to be playing for their respective countries; Daniel Theis and Vincent Poirier.
Having the full support of your coach makes this whole thing much smoother going. Brad Stevens is excited for his guys, but will be happy to have his full team back together at the end of summer.