Milestone Win For Billy Donovan
Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:
Congrats to @UFCoachBillyD on his 500th career Win. Great Coach and Role Model! Go Gators! #BillyD500— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) March 1, 2015
University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan notched his 500th career NCAA victory Saturday night, as noted here by former UF player and current Atlanta Hawk Al Horford, as well as Donovan himself. Donovan, who led the 2014 USA Men’s U18 National Team to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and is 19-0 as a USA Basketball head coach, is the second fastest men's Division I coach to reach 500 victories.
Thank you for the kind words, Gator Nation. You're only as good as the people around you & a lot of players and coaches made this possible.— Billy Donovan (@UFCoachBillyD) March 1, 2015
Five-time USA Basketball gold medalist Lindsay Whalen, most recently a member of the 2014 Women’s World Championship Team, is also a veteran of the EuroLeague. Thus her appearance on the cover of a Turkish basketball magazine.
Honored to be on the cover of Just Women's Basketball magazine! @JWsBasketball pic.twitter.com/h64lKb1BvE— Lindsay Whalen (@Lindsay_13) March 3, 2015
For all things 3x3, be sure to follow the newly created USA Basketball 3x3 Twitter account, @usab3x3.
Go from the streets to the world stage by winning the @usabasketball #3x3 Nat'l Tourney! http://t.co/hZEzRpQKvc pic.twitter.com/2IH5exHhyI— USA Basketball 3x3 (@usab3x3) March 2, 2015
Speaking of 3x3, here’s a nice message from University of Tennessee player Cierra Burdick, who helped the 2014 USA Women’s 3x3 World Championship Team win gold at the FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Moscow.
Excited to see @usabasketball licensing coaches now! Better coaches = better players. Another positive step for the game. #USABYouth— Cierra Burdick (@C_Burdick11) March 3, 2015
There was an outpouring of love over the weekend for Anthony Mason, the former New York Knick who passed away Saturday at the age of 48. Among the current NBA notables who paid tribute was USA Basketball gold medalist Stephen Curry, who recalled spending time with Mason as a kid.
#RIPAnthonyMason played with my pops in Charlotte & always treated me like his son when I was around. Prayers up for the family!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 28, 2015
Former NBA player Cory Alexander, who has represented USA Basketball as both a player and a coach, with a shout-out to Jayson Tatum, one of the players he got to know as a court coach during the 2014 USA Basketball Men‘s U17 World Championship Team training camp.
Happy Bday to my young fella @Im_that_dude22... Props to @Brandy_N_Cole and @tatumjustin40 for raising a great kid. #NotABadBballPlayer LOL— Cory Alexander (@CoryAlexanderVA) March 3, 2015