Pop to Take Over Team USA's Hoop Duties
It is damn difficult to become a legend.
The only thing harder is replacing a legend.
Especially when both are still alive and kicking.
Just ask Aaron Rodgers how much fun he had when the time came to replace Brett Favre.
However, every so often, a team gets lucky enough to have the new dude be just as good -- if not better than -- the original.
This is the case with Team USA Basketball, who get to go from a college icon in Mike Krzyzewski to an NBA lion in Gregg Popovich.
Pop will take over USA squad in 2017, following the 2016 Rio Olympics. Coach K will remain with the team in a special advisory role, where he'll work with Jerry Colangelo.
Who knows? Plus Pop may even crack a smile if he leads the squad to gold. That'd be news in itself.
Just a guess, but the news probably warmed the collective cockle of a many American hoop fans' hearts.