After a second humiliating exhibition defeat in three days, this time against Australia, head coach Gregg Popovich had a heated confrontation with Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
Popovich, 72, has had similar experiences with the media during the course of his 25-year tenure as Spurs coach. During in-game interviews, he has been abrupt with interviewers and has become agitated with the press after games.
Popovich doesn’t have much time to figure out how to blend this talented team, which has already lost to Nigeria (90-87) and Australia (91-83).
This is the first time Team USA has lost back-to-back exhibition games since they began utilizing professionals in 1992.