The Tokyo Olympics will be taking place this summer and the USA Basketball Men’s National Team will be looking to capture its fourth straight gold medal after finishing on top in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
The U.S. team will be led by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is the successor to Mike Krzyzewski. Popovich previously won a bronze medal as an assistant coach under Larry Brown at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Joining Popovich on the coaching staff will be Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, former Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University coach Jay Wright.
Training camp for Team USA is scheduled to begin on July 6 in Las Vegas that includes exhibition games from July 10 through July 18, with the Olympics set to start on July 23 in Tokyo. The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament will run from July 25 to Aug. 1, and the knockout stage will run from Aug. 3-7. Ahead of the tournament, here’s everything you need to know about Team USA and men’s basketball at the Olympics.
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Team USA rosterOlympic Preliminary Round GroupsGroup AFranceIranUnited StatesOQT Victoria Winner Group BAustraliaNigeria OQT Split WinnerOQT Belgrade Winner Group CArgentinaJapan SpainOQT Kaunas Winner Full schedule Saturday, July 10 (Exhibition game)Nigeria 90, United States 87Monday, July 12 (Exhibition game)United States vs. Australia, 8 p.m. ETTuesday, July 13 (Exhibition game)United States vs. Argentina, 6 p.m. ETFriday, July 16 (Exhibition game)United States vs. Australia, 6 p.m. ETSunday, July 18 (Exhibition game)United States vs. Spain, 9 p.m. ETSaturday, July 24 (Preliminary round)Iran vs. OQT Victoria Winner, 9 p.m. ETSunday, July 25 (Preliminary round)France vs. United States, 8 a.m. ETOQT Split Winner vs. OQT Belgrade Winner, 12:40 a.m. ETAustralia vs. Nigeria, 4:20 a.m. ETMonday, July 26 (Preliminary round)Argentina vs. OQT Kaunas Winner, 12:40 a.m. ETJapan vs. Spain, 8 a.m. ETTuesday, July 27 (Preliminary round)Nigeria vs. OQT Split Winner, 9 p.m. ETWednesday, July 28 (Preliminary round)United States vs. Iran, 12:40 a.m. ETOQT Victoria Winner vs. France, 8 a.m. ET Thursday, July 29 (Preliminary round)OQT Kaunas Winner vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET Spain vs. Argentina, 8 a.m. ETFriday, July 30 (Preliminary round)Iran vs. France, 9 p.m. ETSaturday, July 31 (Preliminary round)United States vs. OQT Victoria Winner, 8 a.m. ETOQT Belgrade Winner vs. Nigeria, 12:40 a.m. ETAustralia vs. OQT Split Winner, 4:20 a.m. ETSunday, Aug. 1 (Preliminary round)Argentina vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ETSpain vs. OQT Kaunas Winner, 4:20 a.m. ETMonday, Aug. 2 (Quarterfinals) Tuesday, Aug. 3 (Quarterfinals)TBD vs. TBD, 12:40 a.m. ETTBD vs. TBD, 4:20 a.m. ETTBD vs. TBD, 8 a.m. ETThursday, Aug. 5 (Semifinals)TBD vs. TBD, 12:15 a.m. ETTBD vs. TBD, 7 a.m. ETFriday, Aug. 6 (Gold Medal Game)Semifinals 1 Winner vs. Semifinals 2 Winner, 10:30 p.m. ETSaturday, Aug. 7 (Bronze Medal Game)Semifinals 1 Loser vs. Semifinals 2 Loser, 7 a.m. ET