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Ben Simmons Plans To Play For Australia During 2020 Olympics

Nov 21, 2019 2:24 AM

Ben Simmons said he plans to play in the 2020 Olympics for Australia as long as he remains healthy.

The commitment comes following news that Brett Brown will return as national team coach.

Simmons cited the relationship as part of the reason for his commitment.

"I'm excited. I'm looking forward to it. He's coaching me now, so we have a great relationship. I've known him my whole life. I'm excited to put together a great team," said Simmons.

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Brett Brown To Coach Australia In 2020 Olympics

Nov 19, 2019 12:02 PM

Brett Brown will become head coach of the Australia national team.

Brown previously coached Australia in 2012.

Brown has been head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers since 2014. Brown signed a three-year extension with Philadelphia in 2018.

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Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia In FIBA World Cup

Jul 13, 2019 6:47 PM

Ben Simmons is "doubtful" to play for Australia in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, his agent Rich Paul told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Simmons implied that he would play in the tournament earlier in May.

The Australian team will still feature Joe InglesAndrew BogutPatty Mills, and Aron Baynes. 

Australia are in Group H with Canada, Senegal, and Lithuania. Group play begins on August 31st.

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