Many doubted this year’s USA Basketball team could bring home the gold, but they just proven everyone wrong, as USA won over France 87-82 to get get their fourth consecutive Olympic gold.
“Everybody was questioning us,” U.S. forward Draymond Green. “This is special.”
“I’m so happy for Pop, the staff, the players, the country,” said a teary-eyed USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo, who was overseeing the men’s program for a fourth and final Olympics and won gold in each one. “It’s a great way to finish.”
“Being part of the Olympics has been a dream,” Popovich said. Popovich insists this is not about his legacy, but his players and assistants might disagree.
“I’m just thrilled for Pop and for Jerry,” U.S. assistant coach Steve Kerr said. “Pop has been thinking about this for the last four or five years. Jerry is the one who turned USA Basketball around after the ’04 Olympic loss. … We wanted to send Jerry out with the gold medal.”
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