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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.

Good coaches are always looking for ways to help their players improve. Often, this requires improving themselves – learning new drills and strategies, or just better communicating with their players. So this week’s question to the USA Basketball Coaches Network: What are some resources...

With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, we got to thinking about how coaches approach the postseason at all levels. Since all the members of USA Basketball’s Coaches Network have experienced postseason success, we posed this question to them: What, if anything, do you do differently in the...

  • Date:
    Apr 24, 2015

There was much talk during the NCAA Tournament about the possibility of changing the college shot clock to 24 seconds. The college game currently employs a 35-second shot clock. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) does not regulate the use of any shot clock –...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Twenty-seven of the nation’s top male basketball players age 16-and-under, 21 of whom participated in the October 2014 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp, today were announced as members of the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior...

  • Date:
    Apr 22, 2015

Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup: Look at my face. This guy freddy o is wearing me out. https://t.co/PRS4TgOuLF — Angel McCoughtry (@angel_35) April 20, 2015 Look at my face. This guy freddy o...

This week’s question for the USA Basketball Coaches Network: What strategies or styles have you seen this year -- either from your opponents or elsewhere -- that you might want to incorporate into your game plan?   Sharman White, head coach, Miller Grove High School (Ga.) Prior to each...

With the NCAA Tournaments coming to an end last week, it got us to thinking about how coaches deal with their players when the season is over. So here’s what we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network: How do you approach the end of the season, and what kind of message do you send to your...

In the last of our weekly position-by-position breakdowns, we asked the USA Basketball Coaches Network the following question: What are some traits of a successful center, and how can you best utilize this player in your game plan?   Sue Phillips, head coach, Archbishop Mitty High School...

  • Date:
    Mar 30, 2015

USA Basketball players and coaches talk about what it's like to win gold as a representative of their country.