Olympic Basketball: 2020 and Beyond

RIO DE JANEIRO– One of the first things Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo did after the United States soundly defeated Serbia, 96-66, to win its third consecutive Olympic gold medal here was to issue a warning to the rest of the world. Team USA has won 24 straight Olympic games and are 88-1 since […]

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USA Basketball May Be Too Good For Their Own Good

LOS ANGELES– Where’s the suspense? Team USA bludgeoned Argentina, 111-74, and China, 106-57 in the first two games of its pre-season Olympic exhibition tour and it would be stunning if the Americans are challenged in Rio Olympics. Even without LeBron James and Stephen Curry, this United States senior men’s basketball team is capable of creating […]

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Coaching Needs More Positive Testimonials

CONGRATULATIONS: TO MY MENTOR & FRIEND I have known Anthony Solomon for almost sixteen years (since our original stint at Notre Dame back in 2000). I have not met another person in the coaching profession that has served as a better example, confidant, MENTOR and FRIEND! In my time of knowing “Coach Slo,” he has […]

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Super Hero Versus Role Model

With the influx of characters that long graced the pages of comic books making regular appearances on the big screen and unassuming athletes like Steph Curry helping to shatter 20-year NBA records the essence of what it means to be a hero and a role model is sometimes lost in the grandeur of over usage. […]

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2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – What seemed to have all the makings of a terrific NBPA Top 100 Camp championship game Saturday night rapidly turned into a good old-fashioned blowout in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. The Heat zipped to a 28-point advantage at intermission before coasting to a 109-89 victory over the Rockets […]

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2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 2 Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Not surprisingly in the least, the first two days of the 22nd NBPA Top 100 camp have produced multiple standouts. And, during Thursday’s 10 games, two guys stood taller than anyone else among the 100-plus players in the camp that again being held in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. […]

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