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Meet your Olympic USA Men’s Basketball Team!

From the beginning, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo stated that this year’s roster is better than the 2008 Olympic USA Basketball Team, known as “The Redeem Team”. Considering the 2008 team ended with a gold medal and contained NBA big names like Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard on their roster, the 2012 Olympic USA Men’s Basketball Team is promising a stellar performance and a gold medal.

Meet Your 2012 Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

2012 Olympic Men’s Basketball Team [photo courtesy of USABasketball.com]

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Quick Note: Coach K is the only USA Men’s Basketball coach that won gold medals at the Olympics and the FIBA World Championship, while also holding an NCAA Championship (as head coach for Duke University).

Assistant Coaches: Jim Boeheim, Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan

Carmelo Anthony, Forward, New York Knicks
Quick Note: Member of the 2008 Redeem Team.

Chris Bosh, Forward, Miami Heat
Quick Note: Occasional center, which would work for this forward/guard heavy team.

Kobe Bryant, Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Quick Note: Member of the 2008 Redeem Team.

Tyson Chandler, Center, New York Knicks

Anthony Davis, Guard, New Orleans Hornets

Kevin Durant, Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
Quick Note: Leading scorer in 2012 NBA Finals and effective leader on the court, Durant can act as mentor for the younger players on the team.

Rudy Gay, Forward, Memphis Grizzlies

Eric Gordon, Guard, New Orleans Hornets

Blake Griffin, Forward, Los Angeles Clippers
Quick Note:Can also expect to be playing the center position along Chandler.

James Harden, Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder

Andre Iguodala, Guard/Forward, Philadelphia 76ers

LeBron James, Forward, Miami Heat
Quick Note: Member of the 2008 Redeem Team. Was an integral part in Heat’s win of the 2012 NBA Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kevin Love, Forward, Minnesota Timberwolves

Chris Paul, Guard, Los Angeles Clippers
Quick Note: Member of the 2008 Redeem Team.

Russell Westbrook, Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
Quick Note: Integral player for the Thunder, it would be interesting to see how many points Westbrook scores compared to teammates Durant, Bryant, and James.

Deron Williams, Guard, Brooklyn Nets
Quick Note: Member of the 2008 Redeem Team.

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