Popovich: “We have learned from the loss against Australia”

Popovich: “We have learned from the loss against Australia”

USA coach comments the win over Canada in the last friendly before the World Cup.

Gregg Popovich has commented the Team USA comfortable win over Canada in Sydney, the last friendly match before the beginning of the FIBA World Cup: “They learned that in this competition, you can’t take nights off. It’s one and done. So, like I say, we are learning a lot. This group has never been together before and had a lot to learn. We still have a lot to learn, but game by game, practice by practice trying to figure it out. And, tonight was another good lesson to realize what the mindset has to be going into these games – how physical they are, how you have to sustain the energy for forty minutes. They are doing a great job of just paying attention, not talking to the referees and worried about a bad call or anything like that.”

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