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  1. Q&A: Gen. Dempsey on basketball, service

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, ESPN's Jay Bilas moderated a USA Basketball panel in the Pentagon auditorium. The panel, which featured Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Texas Tech coach Tubby ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. USA Basketball loves Marcus Smart

    Eamonn Brennan

    Though there may still be room for USA Basketball's talent development apparatus to improve and expand -- as John Infante writes today, the landscape is begging for a hoops academy akin to U.S. Soccer's development school -- the highest levels really...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Top freshmen passing on U19 games

    Eamonn Brennan

    If I were an 18-year-old college basketball star, I would want to play for Team USA. Maybe it's because I grew up playing soccer, and representing your state, region or country at various age Olympic Development Program levels was always the goal (on...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  4. Don't worry, Coach K isn't going anywhere

    Eamonn Brennan

    We knew Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was going to return to USA Basketball earlier this week; the man himself all but confirmed it to SI.com Saturday. That made today's announcement with Jerry Colangelo, available via the wonder of YouTube, rather anti...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. Coach K to Team USA? Why not?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Back in February, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stepped down from Team USA. If you missed it, don't be too hard on yourself; there wasn't a celebration or retirement ceremony or any sort of ritual. Instead, Coach K appeared on "Mike & Mike in the Mo...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  6. Coach K's legacy streaked with gold

    Eamonn Brennan

    "It's tough for me to say it [from these] lips, but I love that guy. I love him." That's Chris Paul, a former Wake Forest Demon Deacon, talking about the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski, just after the United States men's baske...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. Apparently, Coach K is into yoga

    Eamonn Brennan

    The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team has brought a new and entirely social-media-oriented competition to the London Olympic Games. It is called "#GotEm." The object of the game -- which has been led by Twitter savant and Minnesota Timberwolves star...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  8. USA teens dominate at FIBA Americas

    Eamonn Brennan

    Never fear, you basketball-loving, Dream Team-worshipping, blueblooded American, you: The United States is still producing the best basketball talent in the world. Of course, you don't need me to tell you that. One glance at LeBron James should do...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  9. Coach K's Olympics legacy already sealed

    Eamonn Brennan

    The offseason is rough, but at least we have two things: 1. The NBA Playoffs. 2. Olympic basketball. I realize there are many college hoops fans who have no interest in the pro game, and while I don't understand you lot -- it's really good b...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  10. USA Basketball cuts team to 14

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's a fun fact from last night's AP story about USA Basketball's latest World University Games roster moves: Since 1965, the U.S. is 131-8 in World University Games -- known overseas as the "Universiades" -- competitions. First things first, then:...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  11. Analyzing USA's fifth-place FIBA finish

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Sunday, the USA Basketball finished an ignominious run in the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championships with another shaky result: Thanks to a tip-in in the final minute by Connecticut small forward Jeremy Lamb, the U.S. survived Australia -- yes, Au...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  12. Coach K still raking in the cash

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's good to be Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Count the ways: Four-time national champion. Olympic gold medalist. FIBA world champion. One of only two Division I basketball coaches with 900 or more wins. Impending all-time NCAA Division I wins leade...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  13. USA basketball: The new AAU?

    Eamonn Brennan

    At least, that's what Mike Krzyzewski thinks. From the Fayetteville Observer: "Look," he said, "there's nothing better that a high school or collegiate kid could do than to play USA Basketball. There is nothing better." Furthermore, Krzyzewski ...

    Blog | July 22, 2010