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FIRST GOODWILL GAMES -- 1986

FIRST MEN'S GOODWILL GAMES -- 1986

Madrid, Spain - July 5-20, l986


Since its inception in 1950, the FIBA World Championship had always been a coveted championship and in 1986 it became even more significant. Because the '86 World Championship was scheduled to be held at the same time as the 1986 Goodwill Games, the inaugural men's Goodwill Games basketball title was based on results from the Worlds.

1986 Goodwill Games Team
1986 USA Men's Goodwill Games Team


1986 USA RESULTS (9-1)
USA
99
Ivory Coast 63
USA
107
China 81
USA
81
F. R. Germany 68
USA
73
Puerto Rico 72
USA
86
Italy 64
Argentina
74
USA 70
USA
77
Canada 65
USA
69
Yugoslavia 60
USA
96
Brazil 80
USA
87
USSR 85

1986 GOODWILL GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (9-1) 13. Australia (2-3)*
2. Soviet Union (9-1) Angola (2-3)*
3. Yugoslavia (9-1) F.R. Germany (2-3)*
4. Brazil (8-2) France (3-2)*
5. Spain (7-3) Ivory Coast (0-5)*
6. Italy (7-3) Malaysia (0-5)*
7. Israel (5-5) Netherlands (2-3)*
8. Canada (6-3) New Zealand (1-4)*
9. China (2-8) Panama (1-4)*
10. Greece (3-7) Puerto Rico (2-3)*
11. Cuba (3-7) South Korea (0-5)*
12. Argentina (5-5) Uruguay (2-3)*
*NOTE: Records reflect results from preliminary rounds only. Teams did not qualify for finals.

Relying on relative unknowns from the college ranks, head coach Lute Olson and his 12-man team were widely considered a dark horse to win the gold. But the USA, behind the play of future stars like David Robinson, Charles Smith, Kenny Smith and Tyrone Bogues, captured dual crowns, the first Goodwill Games gold as well as the World Championship title.

The U.S. emerged from pool play in Malaga, Spain, 5-0 but not before escaping a scare from Puerto Rico. Easily winning its first three games against Ivory Coast, China and West Germany, the U.S. needed a jumper from Robinson in the final minute before claiming a 73-72 win over Puerto Rico, then behind Kenny Smith's 20 points, the U.S. disposed of Italy 86-64.

Opening the semifinal round, Argentina upset the U.S. 74-70 despite 17 points from Charles Smith. Needing wins in its two remaining semifinal games if any medal was to be realized, the young American team regrouped and played inspired basketball for the remainder of the tournament. Never trailing, the U.S. defeated Canada 77-65 as Charles Smith scored 18 points, and Steve Kerr and Derrick McKey each added 15 more. Relying on a swarming defense, the U.S. advanced on to the medal round with a 69-60 win over highly touted Yugoslavia. 5'3' Tyrone Bogues held 6'5' Yugo star Drazen Petrovic scoreless for the first eight minutes as the U.S. jumped out to a 19-2 lead. Robinson led the U.S. with 21 points and 17 rebounds.

The USA advanced to the gold medal game after upending Brazil 96-80. Leading Brazil 50-24 with five minutes left in the first half, the U.S. cruised to the win as Robinson's 17 points led six American players in double figures. However, there was some bad news as three-point threat Kerr was lost for the gold medal game after severely injuring his knee.

The USA-USSR gold medal matchup was no less dramatic than expected. Leading 48-38 at halftime, with 7:45 remaining the U.S. was comfortably ahead 78-60. But the Soviet's, behind the inside play of 7'2' star Arvidas Sabonis and the shooting of Vlademaras Khomichus, stormed back and closed the gap to a single basket with 50 seconds remaining. A Kenny Smith layup over Sabonis with 15 seconds left pushed the USA's lead to 87-83 and the U.S. held on to win 87-85. Kenny Smith finished with 23 points, Robinson added 20 and Charles Smith finished with 17 points. Khomichus led the Soviets with 17 points, while Sabonis and Valeri Tikhonenko added 16.

1986 USA Men's Goodwill Games Roster

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Tommy Amaker
G
6-0
155
21
Duke Arlington, VA
Tyrone Bogues
G
5-3
135
21
Wake Forest Baltimore, MD
Sean Elliott
F
6-6
195
18
Arizona Tucson, AZ
Armon Gilliam
F
6-8
230
21
Nevada-Las Vegas Pittsburgh, PA
Tom Hammonds
F
6-7
209
19
Georgia Tech Crestview, FL
Steve Kerr
G
6-2
175
20
Arizona Los Angeles, CA
Derrick McKey
F
6-7
190
19
Alabama Meridian, AL
David Robinson
C
6-10
217
20
U. S. Naval Academy Woodbridge, VA
Rony Seikaly
F
6-9
235
21
Syracuse East Syracuse, NY
Brian Shaw
G
6-3
190
20
California-Santa Barbara Richmond, CA
Charles D. Smith
F
6-10
230
21
Pittsburgh Bridgeport, CT
Kenny Smith
G
6-2
175
21
North Carolina Brooklyn, NY
HEAD COACH: Lute Olson, University of Arizona
ASSISTANT COACH: Scott Thompson, University of Arizona
ASSISTANT COACH: Bobby Cremins, Georgia Tech
ASSISTANT COACH: Jerry Pimm, Univ. of Calif.-Santa Barbara
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Tim Taft, University of North Carolina
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Tim Garl, Indiana University

1986 USA Men's Goodwill Games Cumulative Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
C. D. Smith 10
61-117
.521
0- 0
.000
28- 46
.609
58/ 5.8
150/ 15.0
2
7
19
K. Smith 10
58-115
.504
17- 42
.405
15- 19
.789
8/ 0.8
148/ 14.8
6
2
26
Robinson 10
53- 97
.546
0- 0
.000
25- 52
.481
68/ 6.8
131/ 13.1
1
25
15
McKey 10
37- 59
.627
0- 0
.000
18- 25
.720
35/ 3.5
92/ 9.2
2
8
18
Kerr 9
30- 66
.455
18- 36
.500
5- 9
.556
15/ 1.7
83/ 9.2
1
0
15
Gilliam 8
21- 44
.477
0- 0
.000
6- 16
.375
33/ 4.1
48/ 6.0
0
1
7
Elliott 10
19- 48
.396
1- 2
.500
13- 22
.591
24/ 2.4
52/ 5.2
2
3
10
Amaker 10
21- 47
.447
1- 11
.091
4- 5
.800
8/ 0.8
47/ 4.7
5
0
25
Bogues 10
17- 47
.362
0- 0
.000
8- 10
.800
3/ 0.3
42/ 4.2
21
0
37
Seikaly 8
11- 24
.458
0- 0
.000
6- 11
.545
21/ 2.6
28/ 3.5
0
9
4
Hammonds 8
8- 14
.571
0- 1
.000
5- 8
.625
14/ 1.8
21/ 2.6
0
1
0
Shaw 5
1- 1
1.000
0- 0
.000
1- 1
1.000
3/ 0.6
3/ 0.6
0
0
0
USA 10
337-679
.496
37- 92
.402
134-224
.598
290/ 29.0
845/ 84.5
40
56
176
OPP. 10
265-659
.402
56-139
.403
126-183
.689
266/ 26.6
712/ 71.2
33
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151

NOTE: Results from the 1986 FIBA World Championship were also counted as results for the 1986 Goodwill Games.