As a member of the team USA who will compete in China for the FIBA World Cup. It is an honor and appreciation for him to represent the country. Harrison Barnes a champion and playing for his third team the Sacramento Kings. He praised Popovich for guiding the team and he honored to be coached by Pop. Barnes added that Pop was the greatest coach in sports history.
“ Opportunity to come to play for your country to compete with these guys, get better. And the opportunity to be coached by a guy like coach Pop, who’s one of the greatest coaches in NBA history, and maybe in all sports history.”
Popovich’s record in the NBA speaks for itself. Five titles in six finals appearances, 19 seasons of 50+ wins. Three coaches of the year awards and playoffs win. Twenty-two playoff streak is still alive.