By knocking Brazil out of the FIBA World Cup on Monday, the United States secured their Olympic qualification.
United States and Czech Republic advanced from their second-round FIBA World Cup group, while Australia edged France.
Team USA's win not only clinched a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals, it also earned the U.S. team a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Team USA bounced back to secure a 98-45 win over Japan after barely surviving against Turkey earlier this week.
The United States were too strong for the Czech Republic as they began their World Cup trophy quest with a convincing victory.
Team USA will play Turkey on Tuesday in Shanghai in a rematch of the 2010 World Championship Game.
"The camaraderie has blossomed, and I think that will bode well for us," Popovich said.
There is no LeBron James, no Kevin Durant and no James Harden. But Demond Greene warns not to underestimate Team USA's "C-team."
There is no LeBron James, no Kevin Durant and no James Harden. But Demond Greene warns not to underestimate Team USA's "C-team".
"He's just an unbelievable coach, so for me to get the opportunity to play for him … it's a blessing," said Kemba Walker of Gregg Popovich.