Britain must prove it is serious about improving its basketball program for the long term before its teams are cleared to compete in their home Olympics next year, a leader of the sport's world governing body said Wednesday.
Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon is the latest NBA player to be selected to the fledgling British basketball team that's trying to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. The 2012 Summer Games will be held in London.
In a meeting of international teams led by Chicago Bulls, Luol Deng led Great Britain past Thabo Sefolosha's Swiss team. Deng leads British hopes of qualifying for the London Olympics in 2012, Ian Whittell writes.