Game Times Announced For 2016 USA Basketball Showcase Presented By Verizon
Game times for the 2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon that will feature the USA Basketball Men’s National Team playing five domestic exhibition games and conducting training camps in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago and Houston, were announced today.
Tickets for the USA Basketball Showcase exhibition games are on sale starting now. VIP ticket packages available in select markets. For ticket information visit usab.com/showcase.
The USA Men’s National Team will open the 2016 USA Basketball Showcase facing South American rival and FIBA’s No. 4 ranked world power Argentina at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 6 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, July 22.
The U.S. will play two exhibition games versus 2015 FIBA Asia zone champ China, the first at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 p.m. (PDT) on July 24 and the second will be held at 7 p.m. (PDT) on July 26 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Continuing its exhibition tour in Chicago, the USA will play on July 29 at 8 p.m. (CDT) at the United Center versus 2015 FIBA Americas gold medalist Venezuela and will conclude the USA Basketball Showcase facing 2015 FIBA Africa zone champion Nigeria on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. (CDT) in Houston at the Toyota Center.
Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who since being named in 2005 head mentor of the USA National Team program has compiled a spectacular 75-1 record for a sterling .987 winning percentage, returns to the USA National Team bench. Krzyzewski will be assisted by Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor Jim Boeheim, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau and Oklahoma City Thunder associate head coach Monty Williams.