Black Sports : Popovich to coach, Gasols to play in NBA's 1st Africa game

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Popovich to coach, Gasols to play in NBA's 1st Africa game



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NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.

Team Africa features players born in Africa or second-generation Africans.

Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of the Year and his former assistant with the Spurs, and Oklahoma City assistant Monty Williams ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/popovich-coach-gasols-play-nbas-1st-africa-game-174516665--spt.html

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