Rivers: Collins should be next Team USA coach

Rivers: Collins should be next Team USA coach
August 12, 2012, 9:50 pm
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Coach MikeKrzyzewskihelped Team USA beat Spain in the gold medal game on Sunday then reiterated that he would not be back as the head man on the bench for the 2016 games in Rio.
Naturally, minutes later began the speculation as to Coach K's replacement.

Doc Rivers, who has analyzed the Olympic basketball games for NBC this summer, said that anyone who was asked to take over would say yes -- including him.
He wouldn't say that he's the best man for the job, though. Instead, Rivers thought another member of NBC's broadcast team would be more suited for the position: Doug Collins.
"And there's a reason," Rivers said. " '72."
Collins, who served as color analyst for NBC in London, was on Team USA in 1972 when a controversial ending robbed the Americans of the gold medal in Munich. Rivers said that he thought Collins deserved the job over himself and Spurs coach Greg Popovich -- two of the likely frontrunners for the job.
Rivers said that if he was selected for the job that he would work to make sure Collins served as an assistant on the team's staff.