TAG: USA Basketball

NBA, Smack / Jan 25, 2014 / 1:25 pm

Video: Chandler Parsons Says He Should Have Been Included In Team USA Pool

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

During the second half of the Houston-Memphis game on Friday night, Chandler Parsons set an NBA record with 10 second half three-pointers. While speaking after the game, the third-year forward said he was disappointed he wasn’t included in the pool of 28 players selected for Team USA national team duty, and what it was like to reach a zenith like he did shooting the ball while simultaneously suffering a loss. Read More »

Latest News, Olympics / Jan 23, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: USA Basketball Reveals Brand New 28-Player Pool

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

Today USA Basketballl announced the 28 players who will make up the pool for the next three summers as a lead-up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pool features old names and new as USA Basketball (USAB) chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski created a mix of veterans and newcomers. Come check out who they selected… Read More »

Olympics, Video / Jul 25, 2013 / 10:45 am

Video: USA Basketball Shows Off Savage Dunks In Slow Motion

Damian Lillard

Do you like watching warmup lines and drills in slow motion? Then this video’s for you. Check out guys like Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan go beast mode on the rim during USA Basketball mini-camp. LeBron James might not be here, but the athleticism is still pretty startling, particularly for the big guys. Read More »

Olympics, Video / Jul 25, 2013 / 10:30 am

Video: Ty Lawson Makes A Ridiculous Game-Winner At USA Basketball Mini-Camp

Ty Lawson

At USA Basketball mini-camp, there’s no deeper position than point guard. Ty Lawson is one of a handful of potential franchise players competing for spots. Just check out this video. Lawson and Damian Lillard are together on one squad, facing off against Kemba Walker and Jrue Holiday. That’s crazy. But it’s still probably not as crazy as this shot Lawson makes to win the scrimmage. Read More »

NBA, Olympics / Jul 23, 2013 / 12:14 am

Team USA Basketball Behind-The-Scenes Practice & Intra-Squad Showcase Featured On NBA TV

U.S. Men's National Team 2013 (photo. Vine/NBA)

U.S. Men’s National Team 2013 (photo. Vine/NBA)

The U.S. Men’s National Team arrived in Vegas on Sunday with twenty-six top NBA stars and two top college stars set to begin their their mini-camp on Monday. On Tuesday, fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at a National Team practice from 3-5 p.m. EDT with players and coaches mic’d up for the NBA TV Special: NBA Real Training Camp: 2013 USA Basketball. Read More »

Latest News, Olympics / Feb 26, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Mike Krzyzewski Reiterates He Won’t Coach Team USA In 2014

Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski was adamant last August that his second Olympic gold medal as Team USA head coach would be his last. Essentially everyone took him at his word, until a report three weeks ago by ESPN said that his Team USA boss didn’t Read More »

Olympics / Aug 16, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Report: Geno Auriemma Has “Zero Interest” In Coaching USA In 2016

Team USA Women

We’ve spent a good chunk of time either talking or thinking about who will succeed Mike Krzyzewski as the USA men’s national team coach after his seven-year run ended in London. It’s time to start thinking about who will guide the freight train of a USA women’s team now, too. Geno Auriemma, the Connecticut head coaching legend, has said he has “zero interest” in taking the job again, although the team’s governing body might still invite him to coach the 2014 World Championships. Is taking a job with a 41-game Olympic win streak too much pressure or little to none? Read More »

College, NBA, Olympics / Jul 30, 2012 / 3:00 pm

The Top 5 Candidates To Coach Team USA In 2016

Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski (photo. Sean Sweeney)

The last time USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo wanted to secure a coaching commitment from Mike Krzyzewski, he had a pizza and a bottle of wine with the Duke coach. After winning gold in 2008 in Beijing, Colangelo needed to get Coach K to coach again in 2012 to mirror the commitments many of the players had made. Colangelo joked with reporters that he’ll try the same meal again after London regarding 2016′s head coaching spot, but don’t think it’s a formality the 65-year-old will accept. Read More »

Playground / Aug 31, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Hoop It Up 3-On-3 & USA Basketball Come Together

USA Basketball

I always wanted to enter the Hoop It Up three-on-three tournament but never did. Clearly, I missed out. It’s wildly popular and no matter where you go in this country, if you ask someone about hooping in the Hoop It Up, they usually know what you’re talking about. Now, a partnership will be taking the 3-on-3 king worldwide.

For the first time ever, on September 9-11 in Italy, FIBA is holding an Invitational 3×3 Youth World Championship for boys and girls 18 years old and younger. How amazing is that? Four players from both the girl’s and boy’s USA Basketball Developmental Team were selected to represent us. Read More »

High School / Jul 27, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Diamond DeShields Is The Next Big Name In Women’s Hoops

Diamond DeShields

Diamond DeShields (photo. Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball)

Meet the next big name in women’s hoops: Diamond DeShields. A 6-1 forward out of Georgia’s Norcross High School, DeShields is coming off a monster season in which she posted 19.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game to lead Norcross to its second consecutive state title. The 2011 Gatorade Georgia Girls Basketball Player of the Year, DeShields is currently in Chile suiting up for the Team USA at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Oh, and by the way, she’s only 16 years old. Read More »