TL;DR news on USA Basketball at August 28, 2023

Last week, USA Basketball coordinator Jerry Colangelo admitted he briefly added Kevin Love to the team simply because Love asked to be on it and claimed he was in shape. I know 'Cuse Nation will be behind Jerami and Team USA as they go for the gold." Grant signed a three year, $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason. ET on NBC, NBCSN, and the USA Network. Team USA will never again achieve the kind of dominance it held in the 1990s, when opponents were as likely to ask for pictures with U.S. I wanted to do things and did, like the names on the jerseys being reduced, the USA on the jerseys being increased. "It makes me so happy." VETERANS SUE BIRD AND DIANA TAURASI remain the starting guards for Team USA and are looking to become the first women's basketball players to win five Olympic gold medals. "Her growth defensively has been remarkable," said former Storm head coach Dan Hughes, who is an assistant coach on Dawn Staley's Team USA staff in Tokyo. select team that included Timberwolves teammate Naz Reid and was called in to scrimmage Team USA in Las Vegas before heading to Tokyo. That leaves Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Bam Adebayo, and Zach LaVine as the backbone of Team USA. "I'm thrilled with the victory, obviously, but when I looked him in the eyes, I felt badly," Team USA coach Gregg Popovich said. Team USA's roster is filled with elite NBA talent but it is limited in Olympic experience, with only three players from previous U.S. And although Team USA had plenty of highlights in swimming, an air of infallibility eroded in the pool, too. Winners of the USA versus Australia game will face the winner of the China versus Serbia contest in the first of two semifinal contests on Aug. Known for his ability to knock off shots from range, his presence with or without the ball creates a deadly offensive option for Team USA. USA Basketball begins the medal round early Wednesday morning against Australia.