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Erik Spoelstra announced as head coach for Team USA Select Team

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The longtime Miami Heat head coach will help prep Team USA for the Olympics.

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The three-man coaching staff for the 2021 Team USA Select Team has officially been decided.

It was announced Tuesday that Miami’s Erik Spoelstra, the winningest head coach in franchise history, will be their head coach. His two assistants will be longtime Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, along with Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley.

It marks Spoelstra’s first coaching gig affiliated with Team USA. Few was an assistant with the 2019 Select Team that was coached by former NBA head man Jeff Van Gundy, as well as the head coach of the 2015 USA Pan American Games team. Mosley was an assistant during the 2018 USA National Team minicamps.

“I’m honored to serve and assist with the USA Select Team to help prepare the National Team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” said Spoelstra via press release. “I want to thank [Gregg Popovich], [Jerry Colangelo] and [Sean Ford] for the opportunity to serve our country and work with a great group of coaches and players.”

The roster for Team USA’s select team hasn’t been announced yet, but what we do know is that it will be headed by No. 1 pick and Minnesota Timberwolves wing Anthony Edwards, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Spoelstra won back-to-back titles as the Heat’s head coach in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He possesses the Heat franchise record in regular season wins (607), winning percentage (.589), playoff wins (85), playoff winning percentage (.594) and playoff series victories (18). Spoelstra’s entering his 14th year as head coach and remains behind Popovich — Team USA’s current head coach — as the NBA’s longest tenured head coach (Popovich - 25 years).

“We’re very fortunate to have highly regarded coaches like Erik, Mark and Jamahl accept the responsibility of coaching the 2021 USA Select Team and helping prepare our national team for the Tokyo Olympics,” said Colangelo, Team USA’s managing director since 2005 as well as a former NBA head coach and executive. “Erik has been extremely successful in Miami and won back-to-back NBA championships, and we’re excited to have him involved and become part of USA Basketball’s remarkable coaching legacy. It’s going to be really helpful to have all three coaches involved in this year’s Las Vegas training camp.”