By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs.com
The next Summer Olympics are still a little less than four years away, but the decision on who will be coaching the next men’s basketball team willhave to be made well before that.It seems
like it’s already been narrowed down to three candidates, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, 76ers coach Doug Collins and the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich. There’s no arguing that either of these three would be perfect for the job, but it appears Rivers may be in the lead with USA basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo already saying Doc was on his radar.
Rivers doesn’t seem to want the job though, saying it could damage his relationship with some of the other players in the NBA.
“The biggest difference for a college coach is that the seven players that they don’t [start] can never get back at them,” Rivers said. “If I did become the coach, the seven guys I didn’t play, I would just have to prepare when we play them in the regular season — they are going to try to score 50 on me. You’ve just got to endure that.”
While Doc is coming up with reasons not to coach the Olympic team, he’s also seemingly pushing for Collins to get the job, giving him a chance to avenge his controversial 1972 loss to the Soviet Union as a player.
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