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USA Basketball picks 9 coaches to assist Gregg Popovich, including Gonzaga’s Mark Few

Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few reacts as his team falls behind Florida State during the second half of a 2018 NCAA Sweet 16 basketball game on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Seminoles won 75-60. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few reacts as his team falls behind Florida State during the second half of a 2018 NCAA Sweet 16 basketball game on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Seminoles won 75-60. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

LAS VEGAS – USA Basketball has picked its lineup of coaches to assist Gregg Popovich at the men’s national team minicamp in Las Vegas this month.

Of the nine picks, seven are NBA assistant coaches: Golden State’s Mike Brown, Miami’s Dan Craig, Utah’s Alex Jensen, Boston’s Jay Larranaga, Dallas’ Jamahl Mosley, San Antonio’s Ime Udoka and Portland’s David Vanterpool.

The other two slots went to top college head coaches, Villanova’s Jay Wright and Gonzaga’s Mark Few.

The camp is July 25-27, with practices on the final two days. It’s the first time the national team candidates will be together for a camp in advance of next year’s world championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There are 35 players on the 2018-20 national team roster, including 11 who won Olympic gold in 2016.


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