Dream Team Gold Medalist Chris Mullin Returns To Coach His Alma Mater
Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:
Congrats to fellow Hall Of Famer & my Dream Team teammate, Chris Mullin, on being named the new Men's Head Basketball Coach at St. John's!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 1, 2015
From one Olympian to another, Magic Johnson reacts to the news this week that Chris Mullin is the new head coach at Mullin's alma mater, St. John’s University.
Dawn Staley has accomplished an awful lot in her basketball career, most recently helping USA Basketball win a pair of gold medals (as head coach of the 2014 USA U18 National Team and assistant coach for the 2014 USA World Championship Team). Now she has her South Carolina squad in the Women’s Final Four for the first time.
H-Town ---> FINAL FOUR https://t.co/eugDIcIe5u— Justise Winslow (@Chief_Justise) March 30, 2015
Speaking of the Final Four, here’s a photo of Duke freshman Justise Winslow following the Blue Devils’ win over Gonzaga last weekend. Winslow, already a three-time gold medalist for USA Basketball, is one of four Duke players with USA Basketball ties. ---
Mark your calendars – of particular interest here might be a couple of dates toward the bottom of this link: gold medal games for men’s and women’s basketball.
Thanks to a group of guys that sacrificed & became the best team that I have ever coached. From our Mile Run to 34-4. pic.twitter.com/Hq2ggrB55H— Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller) March 30, 2015
Wisconsin defeated the University of Arizona to reach the NCAA Men's Final Four. The loss didn’t stop Wildcats head coach Sean Miller – a USA Basketball gold medalist as both a player and coach – from showing his appreciation for his team.
@NBAStats is always a good source of information, including this nugget about Nerlens Noel, who played for USA Basketball at the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit.
Nerlens Noel is the only player in the NBA this season with at least 100 blocks and 100 steals pic.twitter.com/QHYtdpAUf9— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) March 31, 2015