Team USA vs Boomers roster, basketball, Melbourne; Gregg Popovich, How culture and pride is guiding Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Team USA vs Boomers roster, basketball, Melbourne; Gregg Popovich, How culture and pride is guiding Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup
Team USA vs Boomers roster, basketball, Melbourne; Gregg Popovich, How culture and pride is guiding Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup

MELBOURNE, VIC -- Gregg Popovich is a large proponent of team dinners. That, we know. He's done it for years with his San Antonio Spurs, and the success the franchise has achieved during his time at the helm is evident. Nowadays, there's a “no phones” rule in place, too. “People actually talk to each other; ask questions,” Popovich said. “Learn about how each other grew up. That sort of thing.” That same tactic is being implemented with Popovich's USA team, who, after dealing with an array of withdrawals, have to fast-track the chemistry-building process. There are countries like Serbia, Croatia, Lithuania, and even Australia, that have national teams featuring players who've effectively grown

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