Brad Stevens would take Team USA job in a heartbeat


Mike Krzyzewski says he’s finished coaching Team USA after the 2016 Olympics. Gregg Popovich is the favorite for the job.

But just in case the Spurs coach doesn’t get it, how about Brad Stevens?

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A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN Northeast:

Stevens told that talk of replacing Krzyzewski has “never once been brought up to me on any front.”

Stevens has earned respect from players around the league, including LeBron James, in his two years coaching the Celtics. Stevens communicates well, puts players in clearly defined roles and runs sound schemes. He’d do well as Team USA’s coach.

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But it’s probably Popovich’s turn.

Popovich, who served in the Air Force, has won five NBA titles. He’s the league’s most respected coach in nearly every facet. His résumé dwarfs Stevens’.

He’s also 66 to Stevens’ 39. Popovich might be on deck, but Stevens could be in the hole.