Coronavirus: Popovich committed to Team USA for 2021 after Olympics postponement
New York, March 25: United States head coach Gregg Popovich is committed to leading Team USA in 2021 after the Olympic Games were postponed due to coronavirus. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the postponement of Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Games were scheduled to get underway on July 24, but the spread of coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the globe. However, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said San Antonio Spurs coach Popovich remains committed.
“The commitments everyone made for 2020 are still there; we’re all-in and we’re committed,” Colangelo told ESPN. “It’s important to deal with the unknowns and this virus. This too shall pass, and we’ll be back for everyone’s well-being.” The rescheduling of the Olympics could impact the NBA, which is already on hiatus.