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'The Redeem Team' Documentary To Premiere On Oct. 7

Aug 19, 2022 3:05 PM

A documentary on the 2008 U.S. men's basketball team will premiere on Netflix this fall.

"The Redeem Team" will debut Oct. 7 and is produced by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

"The Redeem Team" is directed by Jon Weinbach, a producer on Netflix's 2020 documentary series on Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls, "The Last Dance."

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Kevin Love: Some With Team USA Threw Me Under The Bus

May 14, 2022 8:50 AM

Kevin Love recently opened up about his career and working on his mental health in a lengthy interview with Bleacher Report. One topic of discussion was Love's experience with Team USA last year.

Love said that after starting practices with Team USA, he realized he wasn't physically ready to play the way the team wanted to play. Love said in early practices, he figured out he wouldn't be able to help the team, because he was still recovering from a calf injury.

But Love didn't like the messaging that he quit on Team USA.

“People that I’ve had relationships with throughout USA Basketball for that long, threw me under the bus. And I didn’t like that,” Love said. “I felt that I did the right thing by coming to the landing spot and landing point that I eventually got to. I just thought it was very unfair and coming from this elite fraternity that we have in our 450 players. You would think, like, you take care of each other."

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USA Basketball Hires Steve Kerr As Head Coach

Dec 10, 2021 2:54 PM

Steve Kerr has been selected as the next head coach of USA Basketball, replacing Gregg Popovich.

Kerr will be head coach for the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Kerr's coaching staff will include Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Gonzaga coach Mark Few.

Kerr was an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich in Tokyo. 

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Isaiah Thomas Leads Team USA To Win To Open World Cup Qualifying

Nov 29, 2021 8:34 AM

Isaiah Thomas acknowledged getting back to the NBA remains his primary goal. In the meantime, Thomas will settle for leading Team USA to victories in 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifying.

Thomas scored 21 points, including a game-clinching three-pointer with 13.3 seconds left as Team USA won their opening qualifier. That shot gave the USA a 93-88 lead over Cuba. The United States erased a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Following the game, Thomas said he's open to playing overseas, if he can't land a deal in the NBA.

“For me, personally, the ultimate goal is to get back in the NBA,” Thomas said. “But I just love playing the game of basketball. So, obviously, at some point, if the NBA isn’t an option I’ve got to look at options overseas. But I’m in love with the game. No matter where I’m playing, I have no pride whatsoever. I love competing and I love playing against the best players in the world.”

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Kevin Durant, Sue Bird Added To USA Basketball Board Of Directors

Oct 26, 2021 9:01 PM

Kevin Durant and Sue Bird have been added to the USA Basketball board of directors. 

Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball. Dempsey will remain in the role through the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Joining Bird and Durant are Seimone Augustus, a three-time winner, and Jennifer Azzi and Harrison Barnes, who won gold once.

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