Grant Hill took over the post of general manager of USA Basketball and one of his first tasks is to find a replacement for the coach Gregg Popovich. Hill told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears that he plans to hire a new coach before the start of the NBA season on October 19. Candidates who already have experience with USA Basketball will have the upper hand, according to Spears. This group would include Steve kerr, Lloyd Pierce, Jay wright, Doc Rivers, Nate mcmillan, Monty williams, Tom thibodeau, Erik Spoelstra and Jeff Van Gundy.
We have more of the basketball world:
- Former NBA goalie JO Mayo has reached an agreement with the Russian relays Unics Kazan, Sportando. Sport-Business.ru was the first to report the news. Mayo was banned by the NBA in 2016 for violating the league’s drug program. Mayo recently performed in China.
- Old Big Man Mavericks Salah mejri has reached a deal with Al Jahra in Kuwait, according to Sportando. Mejri appeared in 204 games for Dallas from 2015 to 2019.
- ICYMI, Jarrell Brantley is expected to sign with a Russian team after being sidelined by Jazz. Get the details here.