Latest International basketball News

Witness grilled over texts to Kansas college hoops coach

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former Adidas executive who's a defendant at a college basketball corruption trial zeroed in on Monday on communications between a recruiting fixer and the head coach at Kansas. On cross-examination in federal court in Manhattan, a key government witness, ex-Adidas consultant...

Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

Oct. 14, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51. Baumann "unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack" in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help, the...

The next wave: 5 foreign players who could be in the NBA

Oct. 12, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

Luka Doncic was the top international name in the 2018 NBA draft. Next year, there will likely be many more international names trying to reach the NBA. Here's a look at five of the possibilities: SEKOU DOUMBOUYA He's 6-foot-9, 230 pounds and doesn't even turn 18 until Dec. 23 — but he will almost...

Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich in the 2019...

Iowa State eager for freshman Joens brings to court

Oct. 8, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens could be just the remedy Bill Fennelly needs for what ails his Iowa State women's basketball team. The Cyclones need scorers, if only to ease the load on senior star Bridget Carleton, and if Joens has shown anything in her career, it's a knack for making baskets — from...

World Cup Diary: Wilson talks winning gold at the World Cup

Oct. 5, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget . I mean every game feels like it's a big time game, but the gold medal game was huge. There was a focus at...

Staley switches from US team to college mode with Gamecocks

Oct. 4, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley began fall practice Thursday, hoping her experience leading some of the world's best players to a FIBA World Cup crown can help mold the young Gamecocks into a championship group. Staley was leading practice on campus, just four days after guiding the...

Challenge grows for US to keep spinning gold in basketball

Oct. 1, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult. With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship. "The World Championship, now...

Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women's hoops World Cup

Sep. 30, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece of history together. The pair has been a key part of all three titles and hasn't...

The Latest: Spain wins bronze medal at Women's World Cup

Sep. 30, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Championship day (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Spain nearly blew a 12-point second-half lead before holding off Belgium 67-60 on Sunday night to win the bronze medal at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup The host...