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2013 USA Men's National Team Features, Quotes, Photo Galleries & Videos

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Players, Coaches Set for USA Basketball Showcase
Although the USA Basketball Menís National Team wonít be facing international competition for another 13 months, USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski described Wednesdayís final mini-camp practice as similar to a day before a medal-round game. Story
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Previous USA Basketball Experiences Guide Returnees To Where They Are Today
Before the opening USA Basketball Menís National Team mini-camp practice began on Monday, nearly 80 percent of the invited participants already had an understanding of what USA Basketball signified. Story || Practice Quotes
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Guards Showcasing Variety of Positive Attributes At USA Men's National Team Mini-Camp
One of the most discussed storylines so far during USA Menís National Team mini-camp has been the noteworthy list of guards. Story
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New USA Coaches Look to Maintain Gold Standard
As USA Basketball Menís National Team mini-camp officially got underway this afternoon at UNLVís Mendenhall Center, many would have presumed that Mike Krzyzewski or Jim Boeheim would be the coaches leading the campís opening drills. Story || Practice Quotes
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Talented Group Of Stars Set To Begin USA Men's National Team Mini-Camp
Twenty-six of the NBAís top rising stars and two of the nationís best collegiate prospects arrived in Las Vegas Sunday evening for the start of the 2013 USA Menís National Team mini-camp. Story
2012 USA Men's National Team Features, Quotes, Photo Galleries & Videos

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USA Basketball Salutes the U.S. military with its Hoops for Troops program. Find out more about Hoops for Troops here.
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USA Men's National Team Ends DC Training Camp With Emotional Visit To Arlington National Cemetery
Following a spirited two-hour late morning practice at George Washington Universityís Charles E. Smith Center, the USA Basketball Menís National Team continued its Hoops For Troops program, but this time they became tourists for a few hours Sunday afternoon, albeit ones with special access and an exceptional tour guide. Story
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USA Basketball Menís And Womenís National Teams Honor Troops With Clinic, Open Practice
One day after arriving in the nation's capital, the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team took its practice to the D.C. Armory to honor Americaís service members on Saturday afternoon. Story
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USA Menís National Team Ö Ready to Play
Following six practices, some of which featured scrimmages against the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team, the USA Basketball Menís National Team members are chomping at the bit to bang up against someone other than each other. The first opponent on the USAís National team exhibition slate is the Dominican Republic on July 12. The teams will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. (PDT) at UNLVís Thomas & Mack Center. Quotes
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Christian Laettner Reflects Upon Dream Team Memories
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 USA Basketball ďDream Team.Ē The Dream Team forever will go down in basketball and Olympic history as one of the finest, if not the greatest, collection of talent ever assembled for one sports team. It featured 14 future Hall of Famers (11 players and three coaches) and won by an average of almost 44 points per game en route to the gold medal. Q&A
USA Men's National Team Recap: July 9
Catch up with the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team with quotes and a photo gallery from Monday's practice. Story
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2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team Takes The Court For First Practice As 12-Member Unit
After announcing the team on July 7, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team took the court as a 12-member unit for the first time during practice on July 8. Hear from USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski, as well as five team members, following Sunday's practice and check out the action in our photo gallery. Quotes
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USA Basketball Men's National Team Opens Training Camp In Las Vegas
With a team meeting on Thursday night (July 5), 15 finalists for the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team took a first step in this summer's journey to defend the USA's 2008 gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. Quotes

2010 USA Men's National Team Features, Quotes, Photo Galleries & Videos

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Tough Competition
It was a Whoís Who among college players. A total of 72 athletes from around the country, players from Charles Barkley and Joe Dumars to Chuck Person and John Stockton. Karl Malone? He was on the list. Dell Curry, Johnny Dawkins, A.C. Green, Danny Manning, Mark Price, Ed Pinckney Ö and those were among the many that didnít make the cut. Can you imagine the competition for the 12 spots if those guys didnít make it? More...
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Catching up with Stephen Curry
USA Menís World Championship Team coach Mike Krzyzewskiís roster was so deep this summer, his bench of NBA starters featured a 20-plus scorer, the reigning Rookie of the Year runner-up and several former All-Stars. More...

1986 Double Gold
USA Takes Double Gold: A Look Back at the Summer of '86
Prior to the 2010 World Championships, USA men's and women's teams have captured 'double gold' in the same World Championship year only once. In 1986 cracks were beginning to show in the Soviet Bloc's Iron Curtain. From the Chernobyl disaster, to the Soviet War in Afghanistan, which was already over six years old and going nowhere, the USSR's days were numbered. More...
Rudy Gay
Around Town
Following its impressive 121-66 victory over Angola Monday night, the USA players had a clear day Tuesday to do whatever they wished. More...
USA Ready For Win Or Go Home Time
Twelve hours after watching the first pair of games in the eight-finals round of the FIBA World Championship for Men in Istanbul, and seeing Greece and Croatia sent home packing, the USA Team was back on the practice court Sunday for its final training session before tangling with Angola on Monday evening in its win-or-go home eight-finals game. More...
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USA Ready For Worlds To Tip
Prior to competing in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, the USA National Team made a stop in Istanbul for a pair of exhibition games versus Turkey. The Americans captured a pair of victories, posting a 79-67 win and two days later battled to an 80-68 victory). More...
Rudy Gay
Balanced Roster May Be Key For U.S. Men
Each International team taking part in the 2010 FIBA World Championship will have a key to victory. For the USA Basketball Menís World Championship Team, theirs looks to be balance. In other words, itís not just who takes the floor initially each night who will lead them to a win, but the mixture of talent on the bench, too. More...
Bid Adieu
Bidding Adieu to the USA Select Team
Imagine youíre a player trying to get better for next season. Do you play pick-up with a bunch of random guys in your neighborhood park? Go to summer school and practice against the guys youíll be in the trenches with the coming year? Or do you see how well you measure up against a group of guys that include the 2009-10 NBA leading scorer, last yearís NBA Rookie of the Year award winners, a pair of NBA champions, an Olympian, and players who are simply among the best in the country? More...
USA Basketball Menís World Championship Team Ready to Take on France, the World
The well-worn T-shirt Lamar Odom dresses in doesnít sport a USA Basketball logo or team unity slogan. Itís quite simple actually, but the message is poignant. The shirt is purple with 17 gold trophies plastered on the front, each marking one of the Los Angeles Lakersí championships. More...
Together again
Together Again
Like excited kids on the first day of class on the heels of their summer vacation, 15 finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball Menís World Championship Team gathered in New York to begin their final domestic training camp prior to heading across the pond. More...
Rudy Gay
Progressing Through The System
Rudy Gay, the 6-8 forward from the Memphis Grizzies, has donned a USA Basketball jersey a couple of times in the past. He was on the 2005 USA U21 World Championship Team that finished with a 7-1 record in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He returned to the red, white and blue in 2009 and participated in the USA Menís National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas and posted an impressive 27 points on 11-of-12 shooting from the field in the í09 USA Basketball Showcase. More...
Love is Surfiní USA (Basketball)
Kevin Love has seen what it takes to be among the best all of his young life. The 21-year-old from Oregon comes from an impressive family who excels at a wide variety of things. His father, Stan Love, played for the LA Lakers and Washington Bullets; his aunt, Kathleen McCartney, is in the U.S. Triathlon Hall of Fame and won the 1982 Ironman Triathlon, and he grew up listening to his uncle, Mike Love, who headed up the Beach Boys. More...
Good Things Come To Kevin Durant
After training with the USA Menís National Team in 2007 and 2008, and missing out on playing in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Kevin Durant said he knew he had to wait his turn. Turns out he didnít have to wait too long. More...

Steph Curry is Looking for Gold
2007 USA Basketball Menís U19 World Championship silver medalist Stephen Curry recently capped his rookie season in the NBA by being runner-up for the 2010 Rookie of the Year. He averaged 17.5 points and 5.9 assist an outing for the Golden State Warriors and was a unanimous selection to the 2010 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie first team. More...
Undefeated Kidd Back As Coach K's 'Intern'
If the 2010 USA Basketball Menís National Team has plans of an undefeated, gold-medal finish in this summerís FIBA World Championship in Turkey from Aug. 28 to Sept. 12, Jason Kidd is a good guy to have around. More...
U19 World Champion Howard Thompkins Proud To Wear U-S-A
University of Georgia 6-10 forward Howard 'Trey' Thompkins, a member of the 2009 USA U19 World Championship Team, was asked to return this summer with the USA Select Team. More...
Burdie Haldorson, CU's Two-Time Basketball Olympic Gold Medalist
The 1960 U.S. Olympic basketball team was dominating and is considered by many to be the greatest basketball team ever assembled. More...
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The (Not So) Little Team That Could
Following a dominating showing by the 1992 Dream Team, the 1994 USA World Championship and 1996 Olympic teams continued to collect gold on the world stage with teams featuring NBA players. More...
A Look Back At The USA Men's 1994 World Championship Gold Medal
With the success of the 'Redeem Team' at the 2008 Olympics, USA Basketball's new national team looks ahead to repeating that golden performance at the 2010 FIBA Wortld Championship. More...
A Team That Chose Principles Over Gold Medals
For years, the men said nothing at all. One day they went into an office to cast a vote by secret ballot that changed their lives, and the next day they moved on into a future clouded with doubt. More...