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Six-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach Don Showalter will return as head coach for the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team that will compete in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Selected to assist Showalter and the 2015 USA U16 squad are prep head coaches Miles Simon and Sharman White, both of whom tackle their first assignment as a USA Basketball assistant coach.

Novice coaches might think they can just bring a team together for practice and wing it, but that won’t be very helpful for young athletes looking for structure and direction. So we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How much time do you typically spend on planning and organizing each...

  • Date:
    Feb 20, 2015

Every week, USAB.com will join in the popular “Follow Friday” tradition and highlight one of the Twitter accounts we’re following. This week’s pick is @DShow23 . Like any great coach, six-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach Don Showalter never stops teaching and...

Every basketball coach has his or her own routine when it comes to practice – how they like to warm up, run plays, scrimmage, etc. Of course, specialized drills are a big part of the routine. And so, this week’s question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network: What’s your favorite...

Chemistry is so important to the success of any basketball team, and good communication between coach and players is critical. So we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How do you foster and improve communication with your players?   Don Showalter, head coach, Iowa City (Iowa) High...

  • Date:
    Jan 30, 2015

USA Basketball coaches know what it's like to coach a team that is loaded with talent. Having to coach a team of players who are all used to being the best and the go-to player on their teams can be a good problem to have. Still, there are challenges -- managing egos, developing chemistry and a...

Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup: Man...what a night. Gotta give credit to my teammates most unselfish group I ever played with. God is good! — klay thompson (@KlayThompson) January 24, 2015...

  • Date:
    Jan 23, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of the USA Basketball Coaches Network. Some of the best basketball coaches in the country have worked with USA Basketball over the years, and many of them have agreed to join us here at USAB.com to offer insights and share experiences that can help young players and...

Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup: In Twitter jail! I'll get to you guys when I get out 😩😩 thank you to all my supporters!! #TeamDreDay — Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummondd) January 20, 2015 We...

In the wake of leading USA Basketball to perfect 7-0 records and gold medals at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships, USA head coaches Sue Phillips (Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose Cagers AAU, Calif.) and Don Showalter (Iowa City H.S., Iowa) today were named as the 2014 USA Basketball Co-Developmental Coaches of the Year.