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Team USA officially announces Steve Kerr as new men’s basketball head coach

Although it was initially reported at the beginning of the month, an announcement on Monday made it official: Steve Kerr will be the next coach of Team USA men’s basketball.

In an official press conference on Monday, NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill and Team USA announced the Golden State Warriors coach as the new head coach for the nation’s men’s basketball team.

Via @warriors on Twitter:

To make it official, Team USA and Hill presented Kerr with a No. 24 jersey at the introductory press conference in San Francisco.

Via @NickFriedell on Twitter:

Kerr is set to takeover for gold medal-winning Team USA coach Gregg Popovich for the 2023 Basketball World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics. Kerr served as an assistant on Popovich’s staff during Team USA’s run to a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

As the head coach of the Warriors, Kerr has won three NBA titles with an overall record of 400-177. With a recent win over the Boston Celtics, Kerr became the third Warriors coach to record 400 career wins with the franchise. During the 2021-22 NBA season, the Warriors have posted a 24-6 record behind Kerr and his staff.

Joining Kerr’s staff is Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams and Gonzaga men’s basketball head coach Mark Few.

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