Basketball Wiretap

Ben Simmons To Play For Australia In FIBA World Cup

May 15, 2019 1:22 AM

Ben Simmons announced that he will play for the Australian national team in this summer's FIBA World Cup in China.

"Ni Hao China! Thanks for all the support this season, it was a tough way to go out. I'm happy to say I'm looking forward to representing my country Australia in the upcoming @FIBA World Cup in China! Stay tuned," Simmons wrote on his Weibo page.

Australia are in the group stage alongside Canada, Senegal and Lithuania.


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Lloyd Pierce Added To USA Basketball Coaching Staff

Apr 23, 2019 8:54 PM

Lloyd Pierce will replace Nate McMillan as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer as they compete in the FIBA World Cup in China.

McMillan withdrew due to scheduling conflicts. 

"It's an honor to receive this opportunity to represent our country and to work with such great coaches and staff. My family and I are excited about and committed to enjoying this journey," said Pierce.

Pierce joins Steve Kerr and Jay Wright under Gregg Popovich's coaching staff.


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