Just as the 1980 Olympic basketball tournament suffered from the USA’s decision not to participate, the 1984 Olympics saw the Soviet bloc countries decide to abstain. However, by the time the competition ended, the U.S. women had plenty to celebrate as they cruised to their first Olympic gold with a 6-0 slate. Southern California’s Cheryl Miller starred in Los Angeles and led the Americans with 16.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals a game. It also marked the first of an incredible five Olympiads for Teresa Edwards.
Many top NBA players are Nike Hoop Summit alumni, which is set for April 12 in 2019.
USA Men's World Cup Qualifying Team coaches Jeff Van Gundy, and assistant Mark Fox and John Thompson III talk about the USA's final qualifying window.
Available now - USA Basketball Men's World Cup Qualifying Team Media Guide