Steve Kerr, as the new head coach of the United States, will have in his hands the shaping of a first team that is already in the kitchen. The US country press has started leaking the names of players who will be among those selected to go to the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in three venues: Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. Kerr, who had been an assistant in recent years, took over from Greg Popovich for the Olympic cycle that ended in Paris.
Shams Charania and Joe Vardon from The Athletic put several names on the table. five. Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), Tyrese Halliburton (Pacers), Michal Bridges (Nets), Bobby Portis (Bucks) and Austin Reeves (Lakers). mark stein Add one more: Jalen Brunson (Knicks). All of them have already said yes to the event.
Now it has to be seen whether some big stars of the past will also participate in this event. A Durant in a recent challenge with Celtics natives, Tatum and Brown, Khris Middleton (suffering a permanent injury this season) or, at forwards, the Suns or LeBron, who also said he’s reconsidering his future after the fall. Will consider With the Lakers. This year a classmate of James’, Reeves, is the true protagonist of this minilist as Germany asked him if he wanted to become a national and it became a real possibility. USA are quick with the man from Arkansas responsible for basketball, as they were with Adebayo (with forefathers in Nigeria) in his day and they aspire to do the same with Embiid (a freshman from France) . Hill, the federation’s thinking chief, has chosen a multifaceted profile like Halliburton, Bridge or Portis, a compulsive scorer like Edwards and a generator in attack to score or pass like Brunson. And only six out of twelve have to be selected for the next World Cup.
The United States will begin preparations for it at a complex in Las Vegas starting August 3. They would start in a friendly with Puerto Rico and participate as guests in the mega-tournament for the centenary, which the FEB scheduled between the 11th and 13th of that month in Málaga, with Dončić, Slovenia and of course Spain. Have done