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Gregg Popovich shows off some handles, midrange game (VIDEO)

USA Basketball Men's National Team - USA White v USA Blue

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 09: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the 2019 USA Men’s National Team gestures to players on the court before the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Blue-White exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena on August 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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This is where you insert your “if one more player drops from USA Basketball” joke...

Team USA has flown to Australia for a series of FIBA World Cup tuneup games — two against Australia, one against Canada — and they are practicing there for a few days prior to those games. At one of those practices, USA (and Spurs) coach Gregg Popovich showed off a little behind-the-back dribble and midrange game, and Donovan Mitchell caught it on his camera and posted it.

Just as a reminder, Pop did play. Never in the NBA, but he was one of the last cuts of the 1972 USA Olympic team.

That said, I think the coaching gig worked out pretty well for him.

Team USA will play Australia on Aug. 22 and 24, then face Canada on Aug. 26. From there the USA flies to China where its first game is Sept. 1 against the Czech Republic.