USA Olympic basketball roster: Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard headline 2021 U.S. males's staff for Tokyo
The U.S. males’s nationwide basketball staff is seeking to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. The Individuals dissatisfied on the 2018 FIBA World Cup, ending seventh after seeing their 78-game profitable streak finish in an exhibition towards Australia.
Three years later, Crew USA’s 12-man squad is wanting loads stronger forward of the Tokyo Video games than it did for the World Cup.
Solely two gamers from the World Cup roster are on the 2021 U.S. males’s basketball roster: Jayson Tatum and Khris Middleton. The opposite 10 gamers embrace a number of the NBA’s most interesting, most notably Kevin Durant, who starred on the 2012 and 2016 Olympics for Crew USA.
Here is a take a look at the U.S. males’s nationwide basketball staff’s roster forward of the Summer time Video games, which can begin Friday.
MORE: Watch the 2021 Olympics reside with fuboTV (7-day free trial)
USA Olympic males’s basketball roster
Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard headline the 12-man roster for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Two gamers have earlier Olympic expertise: Durant and Draymond Inexperienced.
|Bam Adebayo||Miami Warmth|
|Devin Booker||Phoenix Suns|
|Kevin Durant||Brooklyn Nets|
|Jerami Grant||Detroit Pistons|
|Draymond Inexperienced||Golden State Warriors|
|Jrue Vacation||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Keldon Johnson*||San Antonio Spurs|
|Zach LaVine||Chicago Bulls|
|Damian Lillard||Portland Path Blazers|
|JaVale McGee*||Denver Nuggets|
|Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics|
* Changing Bradley Beal (well being and security protocols) and Kevin Love (damage restoration)
Who coaches the U.S. males’s basketball staff?
Crew USA has a star-studded teaching workers that’s headed by longtime Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Pacers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova coach Jay Wright are his assistants.
Jerry Colangelo is the staff’s managing director. Colangelo is a four-time NBA Govt of the 12 months winner and coached the Suns in two totally different stints, compiling a 59-60 file.
|Gregg Popovich||San Antonio Spurs|
|Steve Kerr||Golden State Warriors|
|Lloyd Pierce||Indiana Pacers|
|Jay Wright||Villanova College|
Crew USA basketball on the Olympics
The U.S. males have been extremely profitable in basketball; they’ve taken residence gold from every of the final three Olympic Video games. The final time they did not win gold was on the 2004 Athens Video games.
Crew USA has medaled in males’s basketball 18 instances. Fifteen of these medals are gold, two are bronze and one is silver. The staff did not take part within the 1980 Olympics held in Moscow as the USA boycotted them due to the Soviet Union’s 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.
|12 months||Web site||End result|
|1980||Moscow||Certified however DNP|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||Gold|
Crew USA basketball 2021 Olympics schedule
Crew USA is one in all 12 groups to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It is going to be taking part in in Group A. Its group-play opponents would be the Czech Republic, France and Iran.
|Date||Sport||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 25||USA vs. France||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 28||USA vs. Iran||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 31||USA vs. Czech Republic||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 3||Males’s basketball quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 5||Males’s basketball semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Males’s basketball gold-medal sport||10:30 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
|Aug. 7||Males’s basketball bronze-medal sport||7 a.m.||TBD|