March 2023 National Wiretap

Team USA Qualifies For 2023 FIBA World Cup

Feb 24, 2023 9:32 AM

Qualifying for the FIBA World Cup is often a thankless task. It's generally done without NBA players or NBA coaches leading the way. Done outside of that spotlight, it's up to G League players and fill-in coaches to get Team USA on the big summer stage.

The United States pulled off a come-from-behind victory in Uruguay on Thursday to qualify for this summer's FIBA World Cup. Team USA was led by NBA veteran Langston Galloway with 21 points, while former LA Clipper Xavier Moon added 17 points and six assists.

Steve Kerr and a team full of NBA stars will now take over for Jim Boylen and the G Leaguers for the World Cup in the Philippines in late-August. That tournament will see Team USA looking for a record sixth World Cup title, as well as serving as a means of qualification for the 2024 Olympics.

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Tags: Langston Galloway, Xavier Moon, United States, National, National World Championships, National Teams

Carmelo Anthony Announced As Global Ambassador For 2023 FIBA World Cup

Feb 23, 2023 11:26 PM

Carmelo Anthony was presented as a global ambassador for this summer's 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Anthony joins Luis Scola and Pau Gasol in the role.

The Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia will host the World Cup from August 25 to September 10.

The 38-year-old Anthony remains a free agent this season. 

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, National, National World Championships

Ty Lue Replaces Monty Williams On Team USA Coaching Staff

Feb 9, 2023 12:59 AM

Ty Lue replaced Monty Williams on the USA Basketball men's national coaching staff for the upcoming World Cup and next year's Olympics.

Williams is stepping down due to family commitments.

Lue will join Steve Kerr, Erik Spoelstra, and Mark Few on the staff.

"I am truly honored to represent our country and join this great group of coaches. Coaching USA Basketball has always been a dream of mine, and I'm humbled to take on the challenge," said Lue.

The US has yet to quality for either the World Cup or the Olympics.


Tags: National, National Olympics, National World Championships