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June 5, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said he has been invited to the USA Basketball national team camp in Las Vegas. The mini-camp will run July 22-25, concluding with an intrasquad game on the 25th at Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of Nevada Las Vegas. “I'm glad to have this opportunity,” Jordan said in a text message. “I've got to take advantage of it.” Jordan averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.37 blocked shots this season. ALSO: Heat vs. Spurs: How they matchup The amazing grace and longevity of Spurs veteran Tim Duncan Hawks' marketing blunder regarding Dwight Howard, Chris Paul tampering?
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January 26, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Mentioned in a profile on the Chatsworth Sierra Canyon basketball team this month was a note that the star freshman player, 6-foot-8 Cody Riley, is 16 years old. That provoked outrage from several readers. "I find it laughable and unfortunately acceptable that we praise kids as freshmen when they are 16-, 17-year-old kids who have been held back," one reader wrote. Another reader said his son is a "true" freshman, having turned 14 in September, and that "it is high time that CIF imposed a role requiring that no seniors can be over 18 on Sept.
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January 23, 2014 | by Broderick Turner
Clippers All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were selected to the USA Basketball 2014-16 roster when the team was announced Thursday. Griffin and Paul are among 28 NBA players chosen to compete for 12 roster spots for both the World Cup in Spain, which starts in late August, and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Griffin had been originally named to try out for the 2012 US Olympic team but suffered an injury and wasn't able to compete. But Griffin, who leads the Clippers in scoring (22.6 points)
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January 23, 2014 | by Broderick Turner
Clippers All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were selected to the USA Basketball 2014-16 roster when the team was announced Thursday. Griffin and Paul are among 28 NBA players chosen to compete for 12 roster spots for both the World Cup in Spain, which starts in late August, and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Griffin had been originally named to try out for the 2012 US Olympic team but suffered an injury and wasn't able to compete. But Griffin, who leads the Clippers in scoring (22.6 points)
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March 23, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former WNBA president Val Ackerman was elected president of USA Basketball, becoming the first woman to hold the post. The announcement was made Tuesday by the USA Basketball board of directors. "I am honored and excited to assume this position," she said. Ackerman, whose term runs through 2008, replaces Tom Jernstedt, the executive vice president of the NCAA.
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October 9, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Wall, the controversial executive director of USA Basketball since its inception in 1975, will retire from his current position and accept a four-year job as coordinator of special projects for the organization. Wall, 61, made the announcement Tuesday after USA Basketball's annual meeting of the members. His retirement takes effect Sept. 30, 1992.
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July 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
LeBron James already knew he would be on the U.S. national team's 15-man traveling roster when Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced it Tuesday. Yet James still got a thrill from hearing he's definitely headed to Asia for next month's FIBA World Championships. Adam Morrison, Luke Ridnour and Shawn Marion -- who has a minor knee injury -- were not among the players selected for the roster by Krzyzewski and Managing Director Jerry Colangelo after a weeklong training camp.
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December 24, 1998 | From Associated Press
A judge on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for next Wednesday on a lawsuit by NBA players Nick Van Exel of Denver, Marcus Camby of New York and Reggie Slater of Toronto, who want to be cleared to play basketball in Europe. The lawsuit was before state District Judge David Medina of Houston on Wednesday. He said he'll decide after the hearing next week if an injunction should be issued to force USA Basketball to give clearance to the three players.
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October 3, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That should take care of talk about bringing college players back to the Olympics. The U.S. men's basketball team flew home with gold medals, but everyone outside the team knows the U.S. could have lost--perhaps should have lost. The "a win's a win" mantra from the U.S. locker room is not so easily accepted elsewhere. Give the NBA brass this: They knew this day was coming before the near-disaster against Lithuania and the tight finish against France.
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January 26, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Mentioned in a profile on the Chatsworth Sierra Canyon basketball team this month was a note that the star freshman player, 6-foot-8 Cody Riley, is 16 years old. That provoked outrage from several readers. "I find it laughable and unfortunately acceptable that we praise kids as freshmen when they are 16-, 17-year-old kids who have been held back," one reader wrote. Another reader said his son is a "true" freshman, having turned 14 in September, and that "it is high time that CIF imposed a role requiring that no seniors can be over 18 on Sept.
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June 5, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said he has been invited to the USA Basketball national team camp in Las Vegas. The mini-camp will run July 22-25, concluding with an intrasquad game on the 25th at Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of Nevada Las Vegas. “I'm glad to have this opportunity,” Jordan said in a text message. “I've got to take advantage of it.” Jordan averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.37 blocked shots this season. ALSO: Heat vs. Spurs: How they matchup The amazing grace and longevity of Spurs veteran Tim Duncan Hawks' marketing blunder regarding Dwight Howard, Chris Paul tampering?
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April 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Baylor's Brittney Griner, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins were the top three picks in Monday night's WNBA draft. No surprises there, but still plenty of excitement among the players, the teams that selected them and the league itself. “There's no question that this draft class has potential to be a moment in time and we'll look back 10, 20 years and remember that class that came in with Brittney, Skylar and Elena,” WNBA president Laurel Richie said.  In the 6-foot-8 Griner, the Phoenix Mercury get one of the top NCAA women's basketball players ever -- second all-time in scoring with 3,283 and first in blocked shots (748, which would be a record in men's college basketball as well)
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April 9, 2013 | By John Altavilla
NEW ORLEANS - After all the years and countless milestones, it's hardly possible for Connecticut to bounce a pass anymore without making history. Geno Auriemma, the master craftsman, and his series of master classes, have become as synonymous to women's basketball as Howard Johnson was to the ice-cream cone. Things just seemed vastly different in the world once they came along. On Tuesday, after being re-routed at times by injuries and, well, you know, Notre Dame, the Huskies arrived at the place they've come to know so well.
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February 27, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Duke men's basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday that he will not return to coach the U.S. men's basketball team after the Blue Devils end their season. "I've loved, loved, loved, and it's been an honor being with the USA Basketball team," Krzyzewski said on ESPN radio. "And to coach the team and work with [chairman of USA Basketball] Jerry Colangelo for seven years has been marvelous. " "And we're in a good spot. We need to keep building. " Krzyzewski was hired by Colangelo in 2005 after the U.S. men won only a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics.
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August 11, 2012 | By K.C. Johnson
LONDON -- Kevin Durant is one of the more polite and accessible stars in the NBA. Thus, it wasn't surprising when he patiently listened to a long-winded question from a foreign journalist asking how the U.S. can win Sunday's gold-medal game against Spain when it's more a collection of superstars than a true national team that trains together for four years. What was mildly surprising was how edgy Durant's answer defending his team sounded. "Not one guy that you named is averaging what we average with our [NBA]
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August 8, 2012 | By K.C. Johnson
LONDON -- Lauren Jackson became the Olympics' all-time leading women's basketball scorer in Australia's quarterfinal victory over China, which clinched a berth for her team in Thursday's semifinal against familiar foe Team USA. "She's one of my good friends," Sue Bird said of her WNBA teammate in Seattle. "I'm happy for her. But I still want to beat her. " The U.S. women want to beat everyone, as much for history as for hardware. The 39-game Olympic winning streak it will tow into the semifinal includes three straight gold-medal victories over Australia.
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February 26, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Mike Krzyzewski said again Tuesday he doesn't plan to return as U.S. men's basketball coach after leading the Americans to two Olympic gold medals. Saying "my stance hasn't changed," Krzyzewski told ESPN Radio he expects USA Basketball to name a new coach this summer. The Hall of Fame coach from Duke said during and after last summer's Olympics that he wasn't planning to return to the position he's held with the national team since 2005. However, he still hasn't confirmed that decision with USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, who has said they will talk after the college season.
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September 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
C.M. Newton, Kentucky's athletic director, was elected president of USA Basketball, succeeding Dave Gavitt.
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August 3, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Kobe Bryant made waves when he said that the U.S. basketball team could beat the 1992 Dream Team, who won its six Olympic games by an average of more than 43 points. Members of that historic team, including Michael Jordan , Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley, laughed off Bryant's claim, dismissing it as absurd. Then Bryant and company beat Nigeria on Thursday by 83 points, 156-73. Now the former Dream Team members are changing their tone. "I want to congratulate the guys on their continued dominance in London," Johnson told ESPN.
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