Ben Simmons said he plans to play in the 2020 Olympics for Australia as long as he remains healthy.

The commitment comes following news that Brett Brown will return as national team coach.

Simmons cited the relationship as part of the reason for his commitment.

"I'm excited. I'm looking forward to it. He's coaching me now, so we have a great relationship. I've known him my whole life. I'm excited to put together a great team," said Simmons.