Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Good call

U.S. Basketball has given former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Coangelo total control of the U.S. men's Olympic basketball program (Read the story), after the team had two disappointing finishes in the 2002 World Cup in Indiana and last years Olympics in Athens. I personally witnessed Team USA getting humiliated against Italy last year in Cologne, and saw them barely escaping with a win on a Iverson Trey at the buzzer, against Germany the next day. Man, did Nowitzki put up a show that night! The place went nuts after Dirk buried back to back treys to give Germany the lead, and the last one was even after being double-teamed. A performance for the ages!

After this first impression two weeks before the Olympics in Greece, you where able to predict the horrific outcome of the upcoming tournament. The team got ripped in the U.S. media and they deserved it. Changes had to be made, a new approach was necessary. I fully support any measures Colangelo will introduce.

1 Comments:

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Mark D. said...

I think this is a step in the right direction. But, Team USA is in real trouble until America changes it's basketball culture. We are too much about one on one and not enough about team play. I love the NBA but we need more Pete Carroll and less Pat Riley.

 

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