This date in NBA history

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Sept. 30, 2000

The USA Olympic Men's Basketball Team captured its 12th gold medal in 14 Olympic basketball competitions with an 85-75 victory over France in the gold-medal game in Sydney, Australia. The U.S. team, comprised of NBA players, had a close call in the semifinals, defeating Lithuania, 85-83, when a 3-point attempt by Sarunas Jasikevicius of Lithuania missed at the buzzer. Team USA, coached by Houston's Rudy Tomjanovich, was comprised of Shareef Adbur-Raheem, Ray Allen, Vin Baker, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Tim Hardaway, Allan Houston, Jason Kidd, Antonio McDyess, Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton and Steve Smith.