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For Gregg Popovich, leading USA Basketball is a true calling

Aug. 29, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man. Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts on the wooded trails of that campus in Colorado. He'd be...

With Villanova and USA Basketball, Jay Wright on double-duty

Aug. 19, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

Jay Wright immediately accepted a chance to be an assistant coach with USA Basketball for this year's World Cup. And then he checked his calendar. Villanova students are headed back to school this week — while the Villanova men's basketball coach will be halfway around the world for the next month or so....

USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81

Aug. 17, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This was a week of wake-up calls for USA Basketball, some provided by unheralded G League players in practice and now more offered up by the Spanish national team. The Americans learned from both. Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points, Khris Middleton added 12 and the U.S. topped Spain...

USA Basketball plays first scrimmage in advance of World Cup

Aug. 10, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message. He got right to the point. "We look forward to going out to China, representing the USA, and winning the gold," Mitchell said. And...

Special guest: Krzyzewski stops by USA Basketball practice

Aug. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a USA Basketball event. They're a whole lot closer now. USA Basketball's coaching past was alongside its present...

Popovich, finally, gets his turn at leading USA Basketball

Aug. 5, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich walked into USA Basketball's first team meeting in advance of World Cup training camp, and it seemed to some in the room that he was having a little difficulty keeping his emotions in check. He talked about tradition, about what it means to play for your country, about...

10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup

Aug. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event. ___ WHAT IS IT? The World Cup is a 32-team tournament running from...

Duke AD looks for 'special' year in 2019-20

Jul. 31, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke returned to the top 10 in the Director's Cup standings behind its national champion women's golf team and a flagship men's basketball program that boasted arguably the nation's most recognizable college athlete — Zion Williamson. Yet athletic director Kevin White called it a...