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Goran Dragic Leads Slovenia To 2017 EuroBasket Title

Sep 18, 2017 11:08 AM

Slovenia defeated Serbia 93-85 to win the 2017 EuroBasket as Goran Dragic collected MVP honors.

Dragic, Bojan Bogdanovic, Alexey Shved, Luka Doncic and Pau Gasol were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Dragic had 35 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the championship game.

Jonas Valanciunas led the tournament in PER at 37.1.

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Tags: Goran Dragic, NBA, National, National Euro Championship

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United States Win 2017 AmeriCup

Sep 4, 2017 3:28 PM

The United States defeated Argentina 81-76 to win the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.

Jeff Van Gundy led a United States roster made up primarily of G-League players.

Jameel Warney was named MVP of the tournament.

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Kendall Marshall, Reggie Williams Headline USA's AmeriCup Roster

Aug 22, 2017 12:56 PM

The United States have announced their 12-man roster for the 2017 AmeriCup. The USA team features six players with NBA experience, 11 with NBA G League experience and seven with playing experience overseas.

Jeff Van Gundy is coaching the team for the tournament.

Billy Baron (UCAM Murcia (Spain)
Alec Brown (Windy City Bulls)
Larry Drew II (Sioux Falls Skyforce)
Reggie Hearn (Reno Bighorns)
Darrun Hilliard (Detroit Pistons)
Jonathan Holmes (Canton Charge)
Kendall Marshall (Reno Bighorns)
Xavier Munford (Greensboro Swarm)
Marshall Plumlee (Los Angeles Clippers)
Jameel Warney (Texas Legends)
C.J. Williams (Texas Legends)
Reggie Williams (Oklahoma City Blue)

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Danilo Gallinari Suffers Broken Right Thumb

Jul 30, 2017 6:44 PM

Danilo Gallinari has suffered a broken right thumb.

Gallinari was injured when trying to punch Jito Kok of the Dutch national team during a friendly on Sunday. Gallinari took exception to Kok aggressively trying to get position for a rebound.

Gallinari will miss this summer's Eurobasket but is expected to be ready for training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gallinair won't need surgery on the injury.

Sky Sports Italy

Tags: Jordan Gallop, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury, National

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Jeff Van Gundy To Coach USA Basketball For World Cup Qualifying

Jun 26, 2017 9:21 PM

Jeff Van Gundy will be the head coach of USA Basketball for World Cup qualifying.

The roster will be comprised of non-professionals in the tournament, which will take place in November, February and next July.

Van Gundy hasn't coached since leaving the Houston Rockets in 2007. Van Gundy has been a candidate in recent seasons for NBA vacancies. 

Gregg Popovich will coach the senior national team in the 2019 World Cup in China.

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Tags: National, National World Championships

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LeBron James Won't Play In 3-On-3 At Olympics

Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM

LeBron James is excited for 3-on-3 basketball to be in the Olympics but he has no plans to participate.

"I think it's great for basketball," James said Sunday. "For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great. I haven't seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it; and are they going to use NBA guys or are going to use college guys?"

James won gold medals with Team USA in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze in 2004. 

"I'm not very good in a three-on-three thing, I'm more of a five-on-five guy," James said. "I stay out of the one-on-one matchups during our practice, the two-on-twos and the three-on-threes. So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the three-on-three matchup that it has to offer."

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3-On-3 Basketball Added To 2020 Olympics

Jun 9, 2017 11:26 AM

The IOC has added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program.

There will be 64 participants with eight teams for men and women.

FIBA President Horacio Muratore said: “The intensity and skill level of the 3x3 Game is such that there are no traditional 3x3 powerhouses and new countries have emerged since the first YOG experience in 2010. This was our main objective back in 2007. The decision provides FIBA with a renewed, strong incentive to continue in this direction and grow the game of basketball by developing new young skilled basketball talents in both genders across the globe from small islands to large countries in every continent.”

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FIBA Changes Will Force USA Basketball To Use Non-NBA Players In Qualification

May 2, 2017 12:50 PM

USA Basketball will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup using a rotating squad of D-League players. 

FIBA is moving away from tournaments held strictly in the summer.

U.S. rosters for the World Cup itself, as well as the Olympics, will continue to feature NBA stars.

D-Leaguers will be made available while USA Basketball could also recruit Americans playing abroad in leagues that will consent to releasing players for qualifying windows.

The United States will remain a heavy favorite to qualify out of the Americas region even without access to NBA players in qualifying. 

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Stephen Curry Plans To Play In 2019 World Cup, 2020 Olympics

Feb 4, 2017 10:36 PM

Stephen Curry plans on playing in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.

"Going forward, I do plan on playing at the World Cup (in 2019 in China), being healthy and being in a good position to be in Tokyo," said Curry.

Curry played for United States in 2010 and 2014. Curry withdrew from the 2016 Olympics following his knee injury in the playoffs.

"I love playing for the USA," he said. "It was taking a lot not to be out there (last year). It's just different and you get to play with the best in the NBA against the best in the world.

"It's a different vibe representing your country. Only 12 guys get to do it every year. It's special."

FIBA.com

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LeBron James: Gregg Popovich 'Factors A Lot' Into 2020 Olympics Decision

Jan 21, 2017 9:11 PM

LeBron James is undecided if he will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

James said the chance to play for Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration.

"It factors a lot," James said. "I've said that before. He's just a great mastermind of the game of basketball."

James recently called Popovich "the greatest coach of all time."

"Team USA is in good hands with him," James, a gold medalist in 2008 and 2012, told the Associated Press at the time of Popovich's hire by USA Basketball. "It was in good hands with Coach K. It's almost like 'The Godfather.' We hand it off to Michael Corleone now."

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Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, National, National Olympics

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Mike Krzyzewski Defends DeMarcus Cousins
Mike Krzyzewski coached Cousins on the 2014 and 2016 United States' teams.

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Martin Dempsey To Become Next USA Basketball Chairman
Martin Dempsey was previously the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and will work with Gregg Popovich.

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Jerry Colangelo To Step Down As Chairman Of USA Basketball
Jerry Colangelo will continue to work as the managing director of the U.S. men's national team.

Jonathan Tannenwald/Philadelphia Daily News