USA Basketball has had a dreadful showing at the FIBA World Cup this summer, and managing director Jerry Colangelo says he’ll remember which players backed out of their commitments. Of the 35 players originally selected to the player pool, only four made it to China. The will U.S. finish no higher than seventh after losing back-to-back games, the worst finish ever by USA men’s squad in a major tournament. With the 2020 Olympics looming, SI Now debates if Colangelo is handling this the right way.

September 13, 2019

USA Basketball has had a dreadful showing at the FIBA World Cup this summer, and managing director Jerry Colangelo says he’ll remember which players backed out of their commitments. Of the 35 players originally selected to the player pool, only four made it to China. The will U.S. finish no higher than seventh after losing back-to-back games, the worst finish ever by USA men’s squad in a major tournament. With the 2020 Olympics looming, SI Now debates if Colangelo is handling this the right way.

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