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Corey
07-31-2012, 10:40 PM
USA Basketball will be searching for a national team coach in 2016, and however the structure of Olympic basketball changes, Rivers is an ideal candidate.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich deserves the foremost consideration, but that will never happen with Jerry Colangelo running USA Basketball and Mike Krzyzewski staying on in some kind of emeritus role. It's a shame, because Popovich has a peerless NBA and international coaching resumé. If a mutual distaste with Colangelo won't allow Popovich the opportunity, Rivers deserves close examination.

He's the best coach for the traditional Olympic format of NBA stars, or the proposed under-23 change that could include his son, Austin Rivers. His son, the 10th overall pick of the New Orleans Hornets last month, is part of a late-teen generation of players the Celtics coach has watched grow and develop with Austin. "To represent your country is the absolute best honor," Rivers said, "and if you ever get the opportunity, it would be hard to turn down."

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--celtics--doc-rivers-would-make-strong-u-s--coach-for-2016-olympics.html

Thoughts? Would he make a good Olympic coach?

(If you guys like Woj's articles, I encourage you to read the whole thing, its pretty good)

BradHolt4CYoung
07-31-2012, 10:43 PM
Yeah I have no problem with Doc...he's a pretty likable coach.

Although as the article says I think G-Pop would be a better choice, but apparently he has beef with Colangelo/Coach K??

Losoway
07-31-2012, 10:44 PM
no way

BHF
07-31-2012, 10:46 PM
if he has any voice left by 2016 why not

justinnum1
07-31-2012, 10:49 PM
I like.

Tmath
07-31-2012, 10:59 PM
Does it really matter who coaches them?

Aust
07-31-2012, 11:02 PM
I'm down with Doc as the Coach

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-31-2012, 11:04 PM
I'd love this.

Corey
07-31-2012, 11:12 PM
Although as the article says I think G-Pop would be a better choice, but apparently he has beef with Colangelo/Coach K??
Apparently.

I had no idea, though.

Any Spurs fans know the reasoning for their supposed beef?

Wade>You
07-31-2012, 11:29 PM
I agree with LeBron: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W2dJ5-2Hpk#t=1m2s

Utd7
07-31-2012, 11:30 PM
Lol how ironic I was thinking about this the other day. I would love for him to coach Team USA just as long as him doing it doesn't deter him from wanting to still coach the Celtics.

phlp_bj
07-31-2012, 11:34 PM
I wouldn't mind Doc. I could see Calipari see some consideration if he isn't the coach for the Domincan Republic still. Not sure if he coaches them every year or not.

MrfadeawayJB
07-31-2012, 11:38 PM
I also think he would be great but whats wrong with coach K as long as he wants it?

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-31-2012, 11:42 PM
I also think he would be great but whats wrong with coach K as long as he wants it?

He said this was his last Olympics.

eibbor
07-31-2012, 11:51 PM
Who gives a ****... Let's see who is coaching well in a few years.

Gritz
07-31-2012, 11:54 PM
Jordan gonna coach em....Eddie Jordan

goalie
07-31-2012, 11:56 PM
Father and son sharing gold.

SlimKid
07-31-2012, 11:58 PM
Who cares.. Doc is alright, but he is completely overrated at this point.. It doesn't matter who coaches a team that's superior to it's competition

Avenged
08-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Whoever is the best coach at that time should coach the team. If that's Doc then so be it.

John Walls Era
08-01-2012, 12:08 AM
Sure. It doesn't really matter atm anyways. USA has Gold on lock for at least the next 8 years.

Corey
08-01-2012, 12:47 AM
I wouldn't mind Doc. I could see Calipari see some consideration if he isn't the coach for the Domincan Republic still. Not sure if he coaches them every year or not.

Leaving my Kansas bias aside, I've heard Bill Self's name mentioned quite a bit as well.

gwrighter
08-01-2012, 01:00 AM
Does it really matter who coaches them?

Nope. Jay Triano could coach them to a gold.

STL Don
08-01-2012, 02:48 AM
Don't have a problem with Doc.
Top 3 coach in the NBA.