Warriors coach Steve Kerr will be joining forces with his friend and mentor Gregg Popovich on the USA Basketball coaching staff, it was announced Thursday.
Popovich named Kerr, Pacers coach Nate McMillan and Villanova coach Jay Wright as his assistant coaches for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics in Japan.
"This is an incredible opportunity and one I'm extremely grateful for," Kerr said in a statement. "I had the good fortune to participate in our USA Basketball program as an amateur, and to have the chance to return to the world stage three decades later and work under Pop, one of my former coaches and a mentor, is a tremendous honor."
Kerr has had a close relationship with Popovich that dates back to 1999, when the Bulls traded him to San Antonio.
Kerr helped the U.S. win the 1986 world championships as a player, which marked the last time the Americans won gold with only amateur players. USA Basketball has dominated since the addition of professionals – they are riding a 76-game winning streak, which includes three Olympic gold medals and two world cup titles.
In addition to Kerr, there figures to be a lot more Warrior representation on Team USA, with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green currently on the provisional rosters.