Category: Team USA

Nate McMillan Looks Forward to Coaching in NBA Again, Perhaps in Seattle

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Nate McMillan has taken the year off from coaching basketball, instead spending time on the road, studying the game and his philosophies on it in hopes that he may get another crack in the NBA. The hosts in this interview ponder whether McMillan, who coached in Seattle from 2000-05 and ...

David Wright on World Baseball Classic: “It’s No Exhibition by any Means.”

Monday, March 4th, 2013

David Wright signed his $138 million, eight-year contract extension back in December and is excited to see the young power arms the Mets are developing in spring training. For right now though, the Mets third baseman has reported to Phoenix to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic. In the ...

Jerry Colangelo is Prepared With a Plan B and a Plan C If Coach K Doesn’t Return to Team USA

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

There was a time when the rest of the world looked like it was catching up to the United States when it came to basketball on the international level. In 2002, at the FIBA World Championships, the U.S. failed to win a medal. In 2004, at the Summer Olympics, the ...

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski: USA Basketball Made Me a Better Coach

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Life continues to go pretty well for Mike Krzyzewski. His Duke Blue Devils are again expected to contend for a national championship and have survived a turbulent college hoops season despite losing Ryan Kelly for about the past two months. He's also got a couple gold medals to fall back on, ...

Joe Torre on Managing Team USA: “The Players are Pumped for this. That to Me is What Makes Everything Worthwhile.”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Joe Torre is back and putting his manager's uniform on to lead Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The former Yankees manager is tasked with the daunting challenge of getting Team USA to take this competition very seriously. The U.S. has not won, or even made it to the championship ...

Dwyane Wade: What Happened in L.A. During the Offseason Was Great

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

With the way that Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh came together in Miami, Wade probably couldn't have afforded to come out and discredit the big moves in Los Angeles during the offseason. But he probably didn't have to come out and say that the moves were great, either. Yet ...

Hurdler LoLo Jones Scoffs At Her Critics, Looks Ahead to Rio

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Everywhere you turned during the Olympics, it seemed like there was a heartwarming story. That's what we've come to expect in the media during the patriotic sporting event. But that certainly wasn't the case for USA hurdler LoLo Jones, who heard criticism from plenty of folks, from writers to her ...

Winning Gold Medals Never Gets Old For Jerry Colangelo

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

When Jerry Colangelo took over as the director of Team USA basketball in 2005, he vowed to change the culture of the program and restore the glory. The mission was accomplished in the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was fully reaffirmed this past weekend when Team USA lived up to expectations ...

Team USA Assistant Coach Jim Boeheim: Team is Playing Well, Other Teams Are Simply Improving

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

It was interesting to watch Team USA's men's basketball team through the early stages. Yes, they have arrived at the knockout stage with an unblemished record, but they got a scare from Lithuania over the weekend are looked like they'd get another from Argentina Monday before producing a big second-half ...

Bronze Medalist Justin Gatlin Calls Usain Bolt “Beatable”

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

It's not Justin Gatlin's proclamation that seems so preposterous here. The American sprinter is right, technically, when he says Usain Bolt is beatable in the 100 meters. Bolt, who won the gold medal in the event on Sunday, has been beaten before by Yohan Blake, his teammate, who took the ...