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  1. Report: Geno Auriemma returning to coach Team USA in ’16 Olympics

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Geno Auriemma

    Geno Auriemma will be making a return to the Olympics. Auriemma, UConn’s legendary women’s coach, will be the first coach to return for a second run at Olympic glory, having led the USA to Olympic gold in 2012. The news will be announced on Friday, according to the AP. Auriemma had long said that he…

  2. Could Coach K return to Team USA again for 2016 Olympics?

    Feb 9, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    Despite his insistence that the 2012 Olympics in London would be his last with Team USA, it appears that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski could be in for another run in the 2016 Games. Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo has yet to name a replacement and has pushed the deadline for finding a new coach past the…

  3. Coach K wins gold medal in final game with Team USA

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:58 PM EST

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    After a driving layup by Chris Paul that all but sealed a victory with 51 seconds remaining in Team USA’s gold medal game against Spain Sunday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave a display of emotion that we don’t typically see from the stoic and legendary college coach. He jumped up in celebration as Team USA…

  4. After getting minutes vs. Nigeria, Anthony Davis sits in Team USA’s close win over Lithuania

    Aug 4, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

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    Granted, we came into this Olympics with the understanding that Anthony Davis was the last man on the bench of a loaded Team USA roster, but the former Kentucky star and No. 1 overall pick to the New Orleans Hornets saw some good minutes in the Americans’ 156-73 rout of Nigeria this week. He was,…

  5. Blake Griffin’s knee injury gives Anthony Davis another shot on Team USA

    Jul 12, 2012, 3:37 PM EST

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    The injury bug has struck the Team USA frontcourt again, but it now, perhaps, gives former Kentucky star Anthony Davis a shot at Olympic gold. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin twisted his knee during a Team USA scrimmage and has been sent home for evaluation, forcing team officials…

  6. USA Basketball U17 team beats Spain, advances to gold medal game at FIBA World Championship

    Jul 8, 2012, 10:17 AM EST

    Team USA U17

    The United States U17 basketball team continued its overseas dominance Saturday afternoon, beating Spain, 95-66, to advance to the gold medal game of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. “I thought Spain was very, very prepared for us. They did a lot of very interesting things to us defensively and kind of threw us off…

  7. USA Basketball U17 team cruises to 69-point victory over China on Independence Day

    Jul 5, 2012, 9:32 AM EST

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    Now might be the perfect time to use one of those clichéd “fireworks” puns that I’ve had stored away since last Independence Day, but I’ll resist the temptation. The United States’ U17 basketball team put on a dominating performance Wednesday night, taking care of China, 116-47, to end the preliminary round of the 2012 FIBA U17…

  8. Should Anthony Davis head to the Olympics with Team USA?

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:29 PM EST

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    With Dwight Howard now out for the Olympics and in need of back surgery, who will the United States turn to before the international games in London? Bill Simmons has an answer: Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. It makes sense. With the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum reportedly not interested in participating, Davis could be the inside presence that…

  9. Coach K, the Russians, and 'Rocky IV'

    Sep 9, 2010, 1:20 PM EST

    If Mike Krzyzewski’s ever going to boost his non-Duke fanbase – few coaches bring out the love/hate dichotomy like Coach K – he needs someone else to be cast as the villain. Guess he watched “Rocky IV” recently. Coach K’s been engaged in an entertaining war of words with Russian coach Mike Blatt as the…

  10. U.S. Select team gets defensive

    Aug 2, 2010, 4:29 PM EST

    The U.S. Select Team just got a little more select. Kind of. Twenty college players were in Las Vegas last month to train against the 2010 U.S. men’s team. Ten of those players will return for a repeat session Aug. 9-13 in New York to play against the finalists for the U.S. squad. Anything to…

  11. Selecting best of U.S. Select team no easy task

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:29 PM EST

    There’s an embarrassment of riches on the USA Basketball Select squad. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler and Shelvin Mack all played in the national title game. Jimmer Fredette and LaceDarius Dunn are among the nation’s elite scorers. Marcus Morris and JaJuan Johnson will be vying for All-America honors at forward. And that’s just for…