BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court.
A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.
The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup.
Olympic bound US tops Brazil 89-73, gains World Cup quarters
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The first mission for the U.S. is complete: The Americans are going to the Tokyo Olympics.
Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup.
There might not be many more of those.
Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S....
Analysis: The US isn’t the best team at this World Cup _ yet
SHANGHAI (AP) — The United States does not have the best team at this World Cup.
This is not a new thing.
It's just more evident now. The Americans' edge in recent tournaments has been...
Great Escape: US gets past Turkey 93-92 in OT; Tatum injured
SHANGHAI (AP) — In the ultimate moments, everything hinged on free throws.
A coaching odyssey: Will Voigt goes from Vermont to Angola
SHANGHAI (AP) — Will Voigt epitomizes how basketball is a global game.
The coach of Angola's national team at this World Cup speaks no fewer than six languages and doesn't regularly get his...
No surprise: USA tops Czechs 88-67 to open World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — The first big celebratory reaction from the U.S. bench in this World Cup came just a couple of minutes after tipoff, when Myles Turner blocked a shot at the rim. And with that, the...
For Gregg Popovich, leading USA Basketball is a true calling
SHANGHAI (AP) — Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man.
Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San...
At last: The US arrives in China for the World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — After a month of practice and years of planning, the U.S. men's basketball team has arrived at the World Cup.
An all-night flight from Sydney to Shanghai that landed early...
Boomers leave for World Cup after upset win over Team USA
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia assistant coach Luc Longley says the Boomers' upset win over the United States on Saturday in a pre-World Cup basketball exhibition game means they'll go to...
Down and out Down Under, US seem vulnerable for World Cup
The U.S. men's basketball team had never lost to Australia. It had gone nearly 13 years without losing a game with an NBA-stocked roster. It was in the midst of the longest winning streak in team...
Analysis: USA Basketball wanted to be tested, and they were
This is why USA Basketball went to Melbourne. The Americans wanted trouble.
They got some.
Thursday's 102-86 win over Australia was everything that U.S. coach Gregg Popovich could have...
Walker, Turner lead US over Australia 102-86
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soccer and cricket, U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said he felt like he was on a movie...
Popovich sees Australia as World Cup basketball threat
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Team USA coach Gregg Popovich sees Australia as a title threat at the upcoming World Cup in China.
He'll soon find out how much of a threat when the teams meet...
Analysis: Popovich faces tough numbers game for World Cup
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out.
USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This was a week of wake-up calls for USA Basketball, some provided by unheralded G League players in practice and now more offered up by the Spanish national team.
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As World Cup gets closer, USA Basketball working on bonding
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich doesn't have many rules for his World Cup team. They're more like suggestions, such as the one about limiting phone usage when the...
Playing for Popovich big perk for USA Basketball hopefuls
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Make no mistake, the 17 players left in consideration for the 12 spots on the team that USA Basketball will take to the FIBA World Cup in China desperately want to play for the...
USA Basketball plays first scrimmage in advance of World Cup
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a...
For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more...
Kerr speaks on Warriors’ offseason, hope for future
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich walked into USA Basketball's first team meeting in advance of World Cup training camp, and it seemed to some in the room that he was having a little difficulty...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Sunday that he is not worried about the Americans' chances as they begin preparations for the FIBA World Cup, even after a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's national team roster under consideration for the FIBA World Cup lost another name Saturday when New York's Julius Randle pulled out, citing a family...
Spurs promote Buford to CEO, Wright to serve as GM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs Sports & Entertainment has promoted two-time NBA executive of the year RC Buford to chief executive officer, effective Sept. 3.
Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach
Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich.
Duncan, the Spurs' all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only...
Jeff Van Gundy got USA Basketball into this summer's FIBA World Cup.
And now he'll try to beat them as well.
USA Basketball on Monday announced the 20 names of players for the national...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over.
Parker announced Monday he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old...
Toronto coach Nick Nurse says his team expected to be in the NBA Finals all along, and Golden State coach Steve Kerr discusses the motivation level of his team on the latest episode of PodcastOne...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the meeting tells The Associated Press that the Cavaliers interviewed longtime Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers experimented with a successful European coach a few years ago with mixed results. They may try it again.
Cleveland has scheduled an interview this week with...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have scheduled another interview in their slow, steady search for a coach.
Cleveland will meet with former NBA player and current San Antonio assistant coach...
Popovich negotiating new deal with San Antonio Spurs
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs suffered through an odd, erratic season filled with injuries, strife and drama before a second straight ouster from the playoffs in the first round.
How to slow Leonard? 76ers’ Brown knows it won’t be easy
Philadelphia is already in trouble in its Eastern Conference semifinal series against Toronto, and 76ers coach Brett Brown might be one of the biggest reasons why.
Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season.
And he usually sticks around for a while.
The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second...
Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020...
Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads
Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success.
DeMar DeRozan raises game another level in San Antonio
DENVER (AP) — The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot.
The mentality now: Share.
Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his...
DeRozan leads Spurs past Nuggets in Game 1, 101-96
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic overcame suffocating double teams to become the fourth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut and the first since LeBron James in...
Budenholzer voted by NBA’s coaches as best this season
NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association.
Nuggets brace for Popovich, Spurs in return to playoffs
DENVER (AP) — Gone from San Antonio may be the familiar names of Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.
Still, there's plenty of Pop — coach Gregg Popovich, who's led the Spurs to...
Spurs’ Derrick White takes leadership role into playoffs
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White's ascension into the starting lineup and the pivotal role he has played in helping San Antonio earn its 22nd straight postseason appearance was a greater surprise...
Spurs beat Mavs 105-94 in Nowitzki’s final game
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki said goodbye to the NBA the same way he came into the league, smoothly draining a jumper over a defender to punctuate a passionate performance.
Popovich ejected 63 seconds into game against Denver
DENVER (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich boiled over just 63 seconds into a game against Denver and was ejected.
An irate Popovich appeared to be upset over a non-foul call Wednesday...
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets ran San Antonio right off the court. Long before, the officials ran Gregg Popovich.
Nikola Jokic scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out nine of...