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Steve Kerr becomes Team USA head coach, confirms staff

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Dec 18, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr looks on during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr looks on during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Kerr is not giving up his day job as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, but he officially accepted a new title on Monday as head coach of USA Basketball.

Kerr confirmed the news last week but his entire coaching staff was announced on Monday, including Suns head coach Monty Williams, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Gonzaga’s Mark Few as the top assistants.

The World Cup to qualify for the Paris Olympics is in the summer of 2023 in southeast Asia. The 2024 Olympics are in Paris.

USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill met with candidates to take over for outgoing coach Gregg Popovich. The process lasted several months before Hill found his replacement for the 72-year-old Popovich. The San Antonio Spurs head coach stepped down after the Tokyo Games.

Kerr, 56, has won three NBA championships since becoming head coach of the Warriors in 2014. He was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2015-16.

–Field Level Media