Tracy McGrady will not play for the U.S. men's basketball team at the Olympics, U.S. coach Larry Brown said Wednesday.
Tracy McGrady sat out the U.S. team's game against Argentina on Tuesday because of a back injury and said he likely would not play in the remainder of the Olympic qualifying tournament.
A sprained back kept Tracy McGrady from attending Monday night's game between the United States and Canada at the FIBA-Americas Olympic qualifying tournament.
Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd and Tracy McGrady were the first four players chosen Thursday for the 2004 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, with Kobe Bryant conspicuously absent -- for now.
Look back on past Daily Dime reports from ESPN.com's senior NBA writer Marc Stein.