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July 18, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Maybe the mystery begins in an old anecdote from another continent, in what a man does and does not say about himself, even to his own flesh and blood. It has been 20 years or so since Kevin Davis stepped off an airplane in France to visit his friend Michael Brooks, and what he remembers most clearly about the last time he saw Brooks was how little the people there knew about him. Those people included his friend's children. Brooks had played professional basketball in Limoges and near Paris from the late 1980s into the mid-1990s - well removed from his career at La Salle College (now La Salle University)
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May 5, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Newly named NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans has been selected for the USA Basketball national team. Evans, a 6-6 guard from Chester, averaged 37.2 minutes, 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 72 games this season for the Sacramento Kings. Three other players were added to the 2010-12 roster yesterday: Detroit's Tayshaun Prince, Oklahoma City's Jeff Green and Golden State's Stephen Curry. There now are 31 players on the national team roster. The national team competes in world championships and will play in the 2012 Olympics in London.
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August 13, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
USA Basketball privately has approached Michael Jordan about joining the American team that will participate the FIBA World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday. The team will open training camp Friday in San Francisco. The USA's first game is Aug. 29, against Algeria. Committee insiders told the Tribune they believe it is a longshot that Jordan would be interested in playing. But they approached him with the thought that his participation could lead to a possible appearance in the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.
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July 28, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The U.S. men's basketball team finally made its way into the win column at the Pan Am Games, but it was not enough to get them into the medal round. The Americans beat favorite Argentina, 74-71, last night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But their 1-2 record was not good enough to reach the medal round. Argentina fell to 2-1. Uruguay beat Panama (1-2), 76-68, to also finish at 2-1. The Americans, coached by Villanova's Jay Wright, were led by Indiana's D.J. White, who scored 22 points and added seven rebounds.
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July 4, 2012 | By John Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
76ers point guard Jrue Holiday has been added to the 2012 USA men's select team, it was announced Monday. The team will train July 6-11 against the 2012 USA Basketball men's national team during training camp in Las Vegas, Nev. Holiday is the 15th player USA Basketball named to the USA select squad. "In naming Jrue to our select team we've added an athletic guard who can get to the rim and someone who is also a good three-point shooter," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman.
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July 30, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Throughout his week in Las Vegas earlier this month, Jay Wright hustled from coaches meetings to team meals to practices, keeping company with the power people in USA Basketball, and not once did he experience a moment alone with the most powerful of them all. Wright spent those seven days in the desert as an assistant coach with the USA select team, the group of 23 young NBA players charged with preparing the U.S. national men's team for the...
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July 18, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
WASHINGTON — OK, so the back-and-forth among Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley about whether the 2012 USA men's Olympic team could have defeated the original, one-and-only "Dream Team" was fun. For what it's worth, I think the 1992 team was better, but not by as big a margin as Jordan, Barkley and now even President Obama have suggested. In a seven-game-series, I think the Dream Team wins, 4-3. But one factor that no one can dispute is that the competition the United States will face starting in London is far superior to anything the 1992 squad faced in Barcelona.
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August 19, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE INTERNATIONAL Basketball Federation got what it wanted after it changed its rules to allow professionals, i.e. NBA players, to participate in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics: a worldwide growth in the quality and popularity of basketball played in 214 of its 215 member delegations. Even though it reluctantly agreed to send the Dream Team to the 1992 Games, the NBA gained more than it anticipated - unprecedented global exposure that opened an international marketing gold mine. The only entity that has not reaped huge benefits from the NBA'ing of the Olympics has been USA Basketball.
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March 14, 1992 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER The Associated Press contributed to this article
A dispute between USA Basketball and agent David Falk over the licensing rights of three of his clients has led to an apparent showdown concerning the Olympic participation of Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and John Stockton. The point of contention is the players' willingness, along with the willingness of the other seven members so far selected for the U.S. Olympic basketball team, to abide by an agreement made between USA Basketball and the NBA Players Association. "We agreed that a fair idea was that, in order for USA Basketball to generate the money they needed to fund their programs, the players, as a group, would receive 34 percent of revenue generated by the sale of apparel and other items and USA Basketball would get the rest," said Charles Grantham, executive director of the players' union, who was at the Spectrum last night when the 76ers played the Phoenix Suns.
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December 31, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dawn Staley, the women's basketball coach at Temple, was named USA Basketball's female athlete of the year yesterday for the second time. Staley, 34, won her third Olympic gold medal as the captain and starting point guard of the U.S. women's basketball team last summer in Athens, Greece. The North Philadelphia native was chosen by U.S. team captains in the other sports as the flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. The award from USA Basketball, the sport's governing body, makes Staley eligible for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Award as the female athlete of the year.
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August 19, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE INTERNATIONAL Basketball Federation got what it wanted after it changed its rules to allow professionals, i.e. NBA players, to participate in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics: a worldwide growth in the quality and popularity of basketball played in 214 of its 215 member delegations. Even though it reluctantly agreed to send the Dream Team to the 1992 Games, the NBA gained more than it anticipated - unprecedented global exposure that opened an international marketing gold mine. The only entity that has not reaped huge benefits from the NBA'ing of the Olympics has been USA Basketball.
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July 30, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Throughout his week in Las Vegas earlier this month, Jay Wright hustled from coaches meetings to team meals to practices, keeping company with the power people in USA Basketball, and not once did he experience a moment alone with the most powerful of them all. Wright spent those seven days in the desert as an assistant coach with the USA select team, the group of 23 young NBA players charged with preparing the U.S. national men's team for the...
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July 18, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Maybe the mystery begins in an old anecdote from another continent, in what a man does and does not say about himself, even to his own flesh and blood. It has been 20 years or so since Kevin Davis stepped off an airplane in France to visit his friend Michael Brooks, and what he remembers most clearly about the last time he saw Brooks was how little the people there knew about him. Those people included his friend's children. Brooks had played professional basketball in Limoges and near Paris from the late 1980s into the mid-1990s - well removed from his career at La Salle College (now La Salle University)
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May 28, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Mike D'Antoni is grateful to Jerry Colangelo and the 76ers. D'Antoni was an unemployed basketball coach living in his home state of West Virginia before Colangelo called him in December about being associate head coach of the Sixers. Six months later, he's set to become the next head coach of the Houston Rockets. Multiple sources confirmed Thursday that D'Antoni is finalizing a deal with the Western Conference team. D'Antoni believes that his return to the coaching profession led to his being a candidate for the job. Now, P.J. Carlesimo is a strong candidate to replace him on the Sixers staff.
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December 10, 2015 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
SO JERRY COLANGELO climbed on board The Process bus, which right now is running with a flat tire, three more that are underinflated and a faulty transmission that has been slipping for two-plus seasons. Colangelo, the 76-year-old who has been called the Godfather of basketball, is the engine that will carry it to the repair shop where draft picks, free agents and trades will supply the rebuild. Once the repairs are made, Colangelo made it plainly clear on Monday who is going to be the driver of all this moving forward, and that is head coach Brett Brown.
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December 9, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Sports Columnist
The 76ers acquired a 76-year-old Hall of Fame free agent Monday. Don't be fooled by the advanced age. Jerry Colangelo's stature in the game of basketball remains as relevant as ever and his energy level is still higher than human beings a third of his age. This was a turn in a new direction by Josh Harris and the boldest move the billionaire owner has made since he purchased the Sixers in 2011. With his team still in tank mode three years into a rebuilding process, Harris decided a fresh face and voice was needed to lead his organization.
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June 19, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
VILLANOVA incoming freshman Jalen Brunson, considered one of the top lead-guard prospects in the country, has made the 12-man roster for the USA Basketball Under-19 team that will play in the FIBA World Championships in Crete, Greece, from June 27 to July 5. Brunson was part of the U-18 team that qualified for this competition by winning the FIBA Americas title last summer. In the first game, he broke Stephon Marbury's 20-year-old USA Basketball record with 13 assists against Uruguay.
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April 8, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
TAMPA, Fla. - They all go to Connecticut now with the same thought: Get to the Final Four, play a couple of more games, cut down nets. When Breanna Stewart was a senior in high school, at Cicero North outside Syracuse, already committed to UConn, talking on the phone with her future coach, she used to up the ante, saying she wanted to win four NCAA titles. Who was Geno Auriemma to throw water on it? "Expecting to do it and then being good enough to do it and then paying the cost of what it takes to do it, those are all variables that you don't know going in," Auriemma said Monday afternoon at Amalie Arena, preparing to face Notre Dame on Tuesday with his 10th NCAA title on the line.
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August 6, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
CONSIDERING the millions of guaranteed dollars they invest in players, I can certainly understand why the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban and other NBA owners might want more say in their players' involvement in international competitions like the upcoming FIBA World Cup of Basketball. After Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George broke his right leg while practicing with Team USA this weekend, how could an owner not cringe at the thought of a franchise player going down for a tournament that many feel does little to help the NBA?
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July 20, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Nerlens Noel is learning that life in the NBA will involve bumps and bruises in the early going. That's why the 76ers center's goal is to get stronger before his inaugural season. The next step "is being right in the weight room and eating a lot of food," said Noel, who sat out Friday night's 91-87 overtime loss to the NBA Development League Squad at Cox Pavilion. "I'm getting ready for the league. " The Sixers finished with a 2-4 record after losing the NBA Summer League consolation game.
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