The U.S. males’s nationwide basketball group is trying to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. The People disenchanted on the 2018 FIBA World Cup, ending seventh after seeing their 78-game successful streak finish in an exhibition towards Australia.
Three years later, Crew USA’s 12-man squad is trying lots stronger forward of the Tokyo Video games than it did for the World Cup.
Solely two gamers from the World Cup roster are on the 2021 U.S. males’s basketball roster: Jayson Tatum and Khris Middleton. The opposite 10 gamers embrace a few of the NBA’s best, most notably Kevin Durant, who starred on the 2012 and 2016 Olympics for Crew USA.
This is a take a look at the U.S. males’s nationwide basketball group’s roster forward of the Summer season Video games, which is able to begin Friday, July 23. The basketball match will start willk starting on July 25.
USA Olympic males’s basketball roster
Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard headline the 12-man roster for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The roster options six gamers who have been NBA All-Stars throughout the 2020-21 season. Three gamers have earlier Olympic expertise: Durant, Draymond Inexperienced and Kevin Love.
|F||Kevin Durant||Nets||2012, 2016|
|G||Damian Lillard||Path Blazers||—|
Who coaches the U.S. males’s basketball group?
Crew USA has a star-studded teaching workers that’s headed by longtime Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, former Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova coach Jay Wright are his assistants.
Jerry Colangelo is the group’s managing director. Colangelo is a four-time NBA Government of the Yr winner and coached the Suns in two totally different stints, compiling a 59-60 file.
Crew USA basketball on the Olympics
The U.S. males have been extremely profitable in basketball; they’ve taken residence gold from every of the final three Olympic Video games. The final time they did not win gold was on the 2004 Athens Video games.
Crew USA has medaled in males’s basketball 18 occasions. Fifteen of these medals are gold, two are bronze and one is silver. The group did not take part within the 1980 Olympics held in Moscow as the USA boycotted them due to the Soviet Union’s 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.
|1980||Moscow||Certified however DNP|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||Gold|
Crew USA basketball 2021 Olympics schedule
Crew USA is one in every of 12 groups to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Will probably be taking part in in Group A. Its group-play opponents will likely be France, Iran and the winner of an Olympic qualifying match in Victoria, B.C. The six groups collaborating in that match are Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey and Uruguay.
France and Iran rank No. 7 and No. 23 in FIBA’s world rankings, respectively. The USA is the world’s top-ranked group.
|July 25||USA vs. France||8 a.m.|
|July 28||USA vs. Iran||12:40 a.m.|
|July 31||USA vs. TBD||8 a.m.|
|Aug. 3||Males’s basketball quarterfinals||TBD|
|Aug. 5||Males’s basketball semifinals||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Males’s basketball gold-medal recreation||TBD|
|Aug. 7||Males’s basketball bronze-medal recreation||TBD|