Popovich gets his turn in charge


August 6, 2019 - 10:25 AM

San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich calls out a play in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings on March 21, 2014. JOSE LUIS VILLEGAS/SACRAMENTO BEE/MCT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich walked into USA Basketball’s first team meeting in advance of World Cup training camp, and it seemed to some in the room that he was having a little difficulty keeping his emotions in check.

He talked about tradition, about what it means to play for your country, about expectations, about sacrifice, about playing the right way, about respect for opponents.

The only downside was that when he was done speaking, the first practice was still about 18 hours away.

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