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An incredibly revealing article on Gregg Popovich

Jackie McMullan takes us through every step of Pop's long and fascinating journey that eventually lead him to becoming the head coach of Team USA for the 2020 Olympics.

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Greg Popovich is far and way one of the most interesting individuals ever to be associated with basketball, but we all know he isn't exactly an open book. That's why pieces like this are so incredibly fun to read.

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN documents Greggory Poppovich's journey all the way from his humble beginnings as a basketball playing guard-turned-post at Air Force Academy, to being denied a spot on the 1972 U.S. Olympic team, to becoming the legendary coach that we know today and future coach of the U.S. Men's National Team. As MacMullan puts it:

"You'd like to believe you've captured the essence of the bearded coach stomping along the sideline -- a blend of Midas, Yoda and occasionally a teeth-baring pit bull... But, in truth, you haven't"

I could not have thought of a person better suited to write this than MacMullan, and it is well worth the 15 minutes or so to read. Coach Pop being chosen to coach Team USA for the Olympics 2020 means much, much more than it seems.