Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets was able to win a gold medal last summer with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich as his head coach.

Durant was one of the best players for Team USA during their gold medal run just like he always is. He's one of the best scorers of all time and arguably a top-10 player the game has ever seen. It would be tough to argue that anybody at the moment is better than him right now besides maybe a few other players.

In a recent interview, Brian Mahoney, NBA writer for the Associated Press, said that the Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had this to say about Kevin Durant and Team USA's gold medal run,

“I go to the common denominator: No Kevin, no gold. That’s the most simplistic and an honest statement one can make.”

It makes a lot of sense that the longtime Spurs coach would say something like this because Durant changes the game for everybody around him. Whenever there is that elite of a scorer around, the opposing team's defense is always going to have to focus solely on him. With all the talent that coach Popovich had on Team USA, there was always going to be an open man and that's why Team USA found so much success.

Coach Popovich has coached many great players with the San Antonio Spurs, but Kevin Durant could be one of the best that he has ever had the pleasure of coaching.