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  1. Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton strikes Team USA gold - colle...

    Andy Katz

    If Elfrid Payton ends up in the first round of the NBA draft at some point in the next two years, he can thank Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin. The number of advocates for Payton was zero before Marlin pushed. The junior-to-be was known in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  2. National team has invigorated Krzyzewski

    Andy Katz

    Had he never accepted the head coaching job of the USA men's basketball national team in 2005, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski might have been considering retirement right about now. Farfetched? Maybe, maybe not. Being the leader of the national team ha...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  3. NBA -- Team USA could feel effects of lockout

    Andy Katz

    Team USA brass hoping NBA lockout doesn't drag into 2012, affecting play in the London Games

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  4. Katz's Daily Word: News and notes from around the country -- coll...

    Andy Katz

    Some news and notes on this Wednesday afternoon: • Team USA's two exhibition losses to Lithuania have caused some concern stateside, but the Lithuanians are considered the favorites heading into the U-19 World Championship tournament in Latvi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  5. Katz: Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski gunning for national...

    Andy Katz

    Mike Krzyzewski isn't far away from collecting a Social Security check, but good luck getting him to slow down. The Team USA coach enters his 30th season at Duke with the same high expectations.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2009
  6. Andy Katz: Recapping Day 2 of the Team USA trials

    Andy Katz

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The World University Games' frontcourt tussles were rugged from the first day with Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado, Washington's Quincy Pondexter, Marquette's Lazar Hayward, Iowa State's Craig Br...

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2009
  7. Venezuela slip allows U.S. to bid for hoops tourney

    Andy Katz

    Team USA won't have many roster changes for the 2007 Tournament of Americas, but how it plays defense and where it plays is likely going to change for next summer.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2006
  8. Teamwork the guiding principle for U.S squad

    Andy Katz

    Less than a month before the World Championships tip off in Japan, Team USA's chemistry is in perfect harmony -- thanks to Mike Krzyzewski's emphasis on teamwork and unselfishness, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2006
  9. Tryout proposal on table for November meeting

    Andy Katz

    At a November meeting, USA Basketball will consider a plan to hold tryouts for the '08 team in Beijing.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2004
  10. Brown, Davis standing out in Greece

    Andy Katz

    Team USA didn't win a medal at the Junior Worlds, but it hasn't kept a pair of Big Ten players from shining.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2003
  11. Sampson sees Team USA's flaws up close

    Andy Katz

    Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson had a front-row seat on the bench during Team USA's world-wide debacle.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2002
  12. 3-point shot: Marcus Smart earning respect

    Andy Katz

    1. Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is having quite a summer and being rewarded for his service. His efforts will play well with the USA men's national team and ultimately earn him unlimited respect among NBA personnel decision makers. Smart decided to ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: National team fails to medal

    Andy Katz

    1. The USA's World University Games team will go down as a disappointment for failing to medal in Kazan, Russia. But the intent was to put together a team, not a collection of all-stars. That's exactly what was done in forming the squad. The staff of...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  14. The Texas Longhorns need Javan Felix to develop this summer - col...

    Andy Katz

    Javan Felix is one Longhorn who decided to accept the challenge of turning around Texas. When he returns to Austin in the fall, writes Andy Katz, he needs to take over.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  15. Walker, Mack will decide title game

    Andy Katz

    HOUSTON -- Kemba Walker, Nolan Smith and Shelvin Mack were the three standout guards for the USA Select team in the summer, competing against the national team that was prepping for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. Smith went on to lead Duk...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  16. Andy Katz's Daily Word: USA Select Team gives college upperclassm...

    Andy Katz

    Credit Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for giving college upperclassmen more opportunities to not only get seen, but to improve for a quick sojourn in Las Vegas later this month. The USA Basketball experience at the national team level has become an NB...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010