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USA National Teams with NBA players - History

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by scola, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. scola

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    Olympic Games. Barcelona 1992

    Position: Gold Medal

    Roster:

    Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns
    Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics
    Clyde Drexler of the Portland Trail Blazers
    Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks
    Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers
    Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls
    Christian Laettner of Duke University
    Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz
    Chris Mullin of the Golden State Warriors
    Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls
    David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs
    John Stockton of the Utah Jazz

    Coach: Chuck Daly of the New Jersey Nets

    1992 Tournament of the Americas in Portland

    Point differential: 50,3

    1992 Olympics:

    Point differential: 43,7

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    1994 World Championships (Toronto, Canada)

    Position: 1st place

    Roster:

    Derrick Coleman of the New Jersey Nets
    Joe Dumars of the Detroit Pistons
    Tim Hardaway of the Golden State Warriors (injured, DNP)
    Kevin Johnson of the Phoenix Suns
    Larry Johnson of the Charlotte Hornets
    Shawn Kemp of the Seattle SuperSonics
    Dan Majerle of the Phoenix Suns
    Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers
    Alonzo Mourning of the Charlotte Hornets
    Shaquille O'Neal of the Orlando Magic
    Mark Price of the Cleveland Cavaliers
    Steve Smith of the Miami Heat
    Isiah Thomas , just retired from the Detroit Pistons (injured, DNP)
    Dominique Wilkins of the Los Angeles Clippers

    Coach: Don Nelson of the Golden State Warriors

    Point differential: 37,7

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    Olympic Games. Atlanta 1996

    Position: Gold Medal

    Roster:

    Charles Barkley , of the Phoenix Suns (#4)
    Anfernee Hardaway , of the Orlando Magic (#6)
    Grant Hill , of the Detroit Pistons (#5)
    Karl Malone , of the Utah Jazz (#11)
    Reggie Miller , of the Indiana Pacers (#10)
    Hakeem Olajuwon , of the Houston Rockets (#15)
    Shaquille O'Neal , of the Los Angeles Lakers (#13)
    Gary Payton , of the Seattle SuperSonics (#14)
    Scottie Pippen , of the Chicago Bulls (#8)
    Mitch Richmond , of the Sacramento Kings (#9)
    David Robinson , of the San Antonio Spurs (#7)
    John Stockton , of the Utah Jazz (#12)

    Coach: Lenny Wilkens

    Point differential: 31,7

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    1998 World Championships (Athens, Greece)

    Position: 3rd place

    Because of a labor dispute that led to a lockout, no active or well-established NBA players were permitted to compete in the tournament.

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    Olympic Games. Sydney 2000

    Position: Gold Medal

    Roster:

    Shareef Abdur-Rahim , of the Vancouver Grizzlies
    Ray Allen , of the Milwaukee Bucks
    Vin Baker , of the Seattle Sonics
    Vince Carter , of the Toronto Raptors
    Kevin Garnett , of the Minnesota Timberwolves
    Tim Hardaway , of the Miami Heat
    Allan Houston , of the New York Knicks
    Jason Kidd , of the Phoenix Suns
    Antonio McDyess , of the Denver Nuggets
    Alonzo Mourning , of the Miami Heat
    Gary Payton , of the Seattle SuperSonics
    Steve Smith , of the Portland Trail Blazers

    Head Coach : Rudy Tomjanovich , Houston Rockets

    1999 Olympic qualifier Point differential: 32,6

    2000 Olympics Point differential: 21,6

    *A preliminary game against Lithuania , won 8576, marked the first time a Dream Team failed to win by double digits.
    A major shock came on the semifinals game when the United States managed to defeat Lithuana by only two points, 8583, after Lithuanian star (and future member of the Indiana Pacers ) Sarunas Jasikevicius missed a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer that would have won the game.

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    2002 World Championships (Indianapolis, USA)

    Position: 6th

    Roster:

    Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers forward)
    Antonio Davis (Toronto Raptors forward)
    Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets guard)
    Michael Finley (Mavericks guard)
    Raef LaFrentz (Mavericks center)
    Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns forward)
    Andre Miller (Clippers guard)
    Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers guard)
    Jermaine O'Neal (Pacers center)
    Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics guard)
    Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons center)
    Jay Williams (Chicago Bulls guard)

    Coached by George Karl

    Point differential: 17

    Lost to Argentina (the first loss of a USA National Team made of NBA players), Yugoslavia and Spain.

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    2003 Olympic qualifier (Puerto Rico)

    Position: 1st

    Roster:

    Allen Iverson
    Jason Kidd
    Tracy McGrady
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Vince Carter
    Nick Collison
    Mike Bibby
    Kenyon Martin
    Ray Allen
    Tim Duncan
    Elton Brand
    Richard Jefferson


    Point differential: 30,9



    Olympics Games. Athens 2004

    Position: Bronze Medal

    Roster:

    Carmelo Anthony , of the Denver Nuggets
    Carlos Boozer , of the Cleveland Cavaliers *
    Tim Duncan , of the San Antonio Spurs
    Allen Iverson , of the Philadelphia 76ers
    LeBron James , of the Cleveland Cavaliers
    Richard Jefferson , of the New Jersey Nets
    Stephon Marbury , of the New York Knicks
    Shawn Marion , of the Phoenix Suns
    Lamar Odom , of the Miami Heat *
    Emeka Okafor , of the University of Connecticut (Drafted by Charlotte Bobcats that year)
    Amare Stoudemire , of the Phoenix Suns
    Dwyane Wade , of the Miami Heat

    The team was coached by Larry Brown.

    Point differential: 4,6

    Lost to Puerto Rico, Lithuania and Argentina.

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    2006 World Championships (Japan)

    Position: 3rd

    Roster:

    Carmelo Anthony , of the Denver Nuggets
    Shane Battier , of the Houston Rockets
    Chris Bosh , of the Toronto Raptors
    Elton Brand , of the Los Angeles Clippers
    Kirk Hinrich , of the Chicago Bulls
    Dwight Howard , of the Orlando Magic
    LeBron James , of the Cleveland Cavaliers
    Antawn Jamison , of the Washington Wizards
    Joe Johnson , of the Atlanta Hawks
    Brad Miller , of the Sacramento Kings
    Chris Paul , of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
    Dwyane Wade , of the Miami Heat

    Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

    Point differential: 20,4

    Lost to Greece in semis.

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    2007 Olympics Qualifier (Las Vegas)

    Position: ?

    Current roster (5 will have to be cut for the tournament):

    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Shane Battier (Houston Rockets)
    Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons)
    Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Tyson Chandler (New Orleans Hornets)
    Kevin Durant (Seattle SuperSonics)
    Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls)
    Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
    Mike Miller (Memphis Grizzlies)
    Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons)
    Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
    J.J. Redick (Orlando Magic)
    Amaré Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns)
    Deron Williams (Utah Jazz)

    Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
     
  2. scola

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    Summary

    Olympic Games. Barcelona 1992 (1st)
    - Point differential: 43,7
    1994 World Championships (1st)
    - Point differential: 37,7
    Olympic Games. Atlanta 1996 (1st)
    - Point differential: 31,7
    Olympic Games. Sydney 2000 (1st)
    - Point differential: 21,6
    2002 World Championships (6th)
    - Point differential: 17
    Olympics Games. Athens 2004 (3rd)
    - Point differential: 4,6
    2006 World Championships (3rd)
    - Point differential: 20,4
     
  3. KaiSeR SoZe

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    I remember that 2003 Puerto Rico team kicking major ass but everyone left when it came down to the 2004 olympics

    i think if they had maintained that team they would have won the olympics

    good job in organizing all this by the way!
     
  4. scola

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    Probably. But there would have been close matches... so you never know what could have happened. The only teams that had the potential to beat them were Argentina and maybe Puerto Rico. In the Olympics, there are other strong teams.

    Argentina managed to have a very close match with team USA in that tournament. Ending up losing by eight.

    But then in the final USA just rolled over Argentina (who played very bad)... it was a dunk contest. But both teams were already qualified for the Olympics, and there was nothing in play, outside of the honor, of course. :p

    It was a bad tournament for us... we lost to Mexico and Venezuela. :eek: But managed to qualify, and then we won the Gold medal in Athens.

    But yes, the USA Team in the 2003 Qualifying tournament, was very strong.
     
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    The key was the inclusio of Garnett in 2003 and then him dropping out in 2004- he has always been absolutely unstoppable in international play on both ends of the court.
     
  6. scola

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    Garnett wasn't part of Team USA in the 2003 Olympic qualifier, but the one played in 1999. And then he played at the Sydney Olympics, winning the Gold.

    Here he is suffering a dunk from a 19 year old Nocioni: http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=VD2JXzrxyB4
    USA won by 29 that match.

    Tim Duncan was also there, but then he didn't play the Olympics.

    Garnett's numbers:

    Olympic qualifier 11,9 pts - 7 rbs - 2,2 bks

    Olympic games 10,8 pts - 9,1 rbs - 0,3 bks
     
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    wtf is J.J. Redick doing on this team?
     
  8. scola

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    Those are 17 players... and have to be reduced to 12. I guess he will be cut.

    What would be your 12 man roster?
     
  9. scola

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    Players with most matches with Team USA (since NBA players were allowed to played)


    Elton Brand 37 (Played: 1999 and 2003 Tournament of the Americas and 2002 and 2006 World Championships).

    Jason Kidd 28 (Played: 1999 and 2003 Tournament of the Americas and 2000 Olympic Games).

    Tim Duncan 27 (Played: 1999 and 2003 Tournament of the Americas and 2004 Olympic Games).

    Gary Payton 26 (Played: 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games and the 1999 Tournament of the Americas).

    Karl Malone 22 (Played: 1992 Tournament of the Americas and 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games).

    Scottie Pippen 22 (Played: 1992 Tournament of the Americas and 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games).

    David Robinson 22 (Played: 1992 Tournament of the Americas and 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games).

    Charles Barkley 21 (Played: 1992 Tournament of the Americas and 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games).

    John Stockton 14 (Played: 1992 Tournament of the Americas and 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games).


    Jason Kidd will get to the first place playing the 2007 Tournament of the Americas and the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
     
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    Fine, it was 2000 and not 2003. Either way, I watched, and Garnett was an absolute dominator in international play. International players simply could not handle his strength & speed inside - I saw this. Why do you think teams shot 39% against the US that year for the tourney? Because htey had Garnett, Mourning, and McDyess patrolling the middle.

    As for his raw numbers - you do realize he only started 5 of 8 games and didn't play a lot of minutes in the tournament, since he was splitting time with Vin Baker, Antonio McDyess, and Alonzo Mourning, right? I doubt he played more than 25-30 minutes a game.

    It's nice that Nocioni got a dunk, not so nice for him that it came in garbage time of a 31-point blowout.
     
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    :eek:

    WoW!

    What did I say? :confused:

    I never said Garnett didn't dominate the international game. And his numbers are good. I am just giving more info.

    I am not attacking you. And I posted Nocioni's dunk because it was very important for him. No Argentine player had ever played in the NBA by then... and dunks on NBA players were very unusual in those days.
     
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    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Shane Battier (Houston Rockets)
    Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Kevin Durant (Seattle SuperSonics)
    Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls)
    Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
    Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons)
    Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Amaré Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns)


    Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

    This would be my final roster. I would also like to see CP3 on there, but this team should win Gold. They have a dream team in many senses, and enough role players including Hinrich, Prince, Redd, and Battier. They have the go to type guys in Lebron, Anthony, Bryant, Bosh, and Stoudemire. They have a steady double-double man down low in Howard. A heady PG with lots of experience and probally the most complete PG in the world in Kidd. Durant is a wild card, but I feel he has the talent to go with his size that will work well in international play. I would substitute Durant for Duncan or Garnett in a heartbeat though.
     
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    Which scrubs were on the 1998 world championships team, during the lockout? They got third, not bad.
     
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    Sigh. All you need to know is who the coach was.
     
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    Team roster

    Wendell Alexis
    Ashraf Amaya
    Bill Edwards
    Kiwane Garris
    Michael Hawkins
    Gerald King
    Jimmy King
    Trajan Langdon
    Brad Miller
    Jimmy Oliver
    Jason Sasser
    David Wood

    Coach - Rudy Tomjanovich, Houston Rockets
     
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    Greatest coaching moment in Rudy T history IMO. But not the sweetest ;)
     

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