As a USA head coach Rudy Tomjanovich led teams to a 23-2 overall record, including an Olympic gold medal and a FIBA World Cup bronze medal.
Rudy Tomjanovich (center) served as the head coach for the 1998 USA World Cup Team, which, due to NBA player contract negotiations, was comprised of players with experience professionally overseas, in the CBA or in college. Tomjanovich led the USA to a 7-2 record and a bronze medal.
Rudy Tomjanovich also lead the USA to a 3-0 exhibition record in 1998.
As the USA’s head coach, Rudy Tomjanovich guided the 2000 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team to an 8-0 record and gold medal in Australia. The USA won its games by an average of 22.4 points per game but had three victories that were within 10 points or less.
Prior to the 2000 Olympics, Rudy Tomjanovich guided the USA to a 5-0 exhibition record.
Rudy Tomjanovich brought his talents to the USA Basketball sidelines after leading the Houston Rockets to the 1994 and 1995 NBA Championships.
Rudy Tomjanovich also served as a director of scouting for the 2006 USA Men’s National Team, which competed in the 2006 FIBA World Cup in Japan.
Rudy Tomjanovich was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame on April 4, 2020.
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