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  1. Team USA roster inclusion of Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee gives ...

    Marc Stein

    After relying so heavily on speed and athleticism in its last two major tournaments, USA Basketball officials have put an unexpected emphasis on size in its final player selections by choosing Andre Drummond to fill the last spot on a 12-man roster.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2014
  2. Gordon Hayward, Damon Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons amon...

    Marc Stein

    USA Basketball has decided to drop Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward from its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  3. John Wall of Washington Wizards to attend

    Marc Stein

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  4. Dirk: I'd consider return to German national team

    Marc Stein

    In the Olympic summer of 2016, Dirk Nowitzki will be 38 years old. But Nowitzki says he'll indeed consider a return to international basketball that summer if he thinks his return to the German national squad can clinch a spot for his homeland in ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks considers return to FIBA action...

    Marc Stein

    Germany coach Frank Menz revealed Monday that Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will consider a return to FIBA competition if the national team looks capable of making a run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  6. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Lithuania still causing issues for Team USA

    Marc Stein

    Team USA had to turn it on late to outlast Lithuania ... again.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  8. Lithuania's history of scaring Team USA

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Having covered only one Olympics before this one, back in 2000 in Sydney, I will never forget the stampede of reporters frantically running into the basketball venue once word began to spread that Lithuania and a former Maryland guard named...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  9. NBA -- guarded Kevin Durant lets loose against Argentina

    Marc Stein

    A killer on the court. Quiet afterward. Yup, that's Kevin Durant.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2012
  10. Olympics 2012 -- Blake Griffin, Lamar Odom, Anthony Davis to Team...

    Marc Stein

    Blake Griffin, Lamar Odom and Anthony Davis will try out with coach Mike Krzyzewski on July 4 for spots on the Olympic team

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  11. Jerry Colangelo says Team USA won't add to prelim roster after in...

    Marc Stein

    In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  12. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks will make decision on overseas ...

    Marc Stein

    Dirk Nowitzki will wait until after the European Championships to decide about playing overseas during a lockout.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  13. Team USA invites Jason Kidd to serve as player liaison

    Marc Stein

    Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd will be with Team USA as a special guest of the coaching staff for its Las Vegas training camp through July 24, sources said.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  14. Stein: Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks won't play for Germany a...

    Marc Stein

    Germany will be without Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki at next month's European Championship in Poland.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2009
  15. Nowitzki: 'I take losses harder probably than anyone else in this...

    Marc Stein

    Marc Stein catches up with NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki, who spent weeks in Australia, grew a full beard and got away from the game this summer.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2007
  16. Harris to coach Yao, Team China

    Marc Stein

    Mavs assistant Del Harris is expected to be named the first-ever foreign head coach of the Chinese national team.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2004