Gregg Popovich believes the NBA is ready for a head coach from overseas.

“A lot of guys could be coaching in our league,” he said. “Basketball has become an international sport. The coaches have improved all over the world, just like players have. There are good coaches and good players no matter where one might look.”

Ettore Messina served as a consultant to the Los Angeles Lakers during the 11-12 season and he would love the opportunity for a head coaching job in the NBA.