Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/11/13
If you take a look at the coaches who have led the USA Men’s basketball team, since the late Chuck Daly was at the helm of the original and only "Dream Team," one common theme is shared among all of them -- they were well respected coaches with successful track records and able to manage egos. When asked on who he believes should be the next coach of the Olympic Team, Doug Collins stated: “My feeling is the two guys who should be in the mix are Pop and Doc.’’ The head coach needs to be able to ask the players to do something or make a decision and know they will not give him any push back or try to do things on their own. I think Charles Barkley said it best, when he was asked about playing for Daly, if he can deal with the (expletives) that comprised the "Bad Boys" in Detroit, then he is would be able to deal with the egos on the “"Dream Team"." When dealing with the caliber of players that comprise the USA Olympic team, you need to have a coach that can instantly
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