Team USA and Derrick Rose shine

The USA men’s national basketball team is currently undefeated with a record of 6-0 in the FIBA World Championship Quarterfinals.  Team USA has defeated Croatia, Slovenia, Brazil, Iran, and Tunisia.  Out of these opponents, Brazil was the toughest as Team USA won 70-68.  Team USA has blown out all of the other teams they have played, so they are in need of some competition down the road.  The team will continue their run in the FIBA World Championship against Russia on September 9th.  The winner will play the winner of Lithuania and Argentina.

The National team is without many of their top players from the NBA including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Jason Kidd who were all members of the 2008 men’s team which won Olympic gold medals.  However, in the FIBA World Championship this year, USA’s team shows no sign of need for these players as they have yet to lose.  Players that have stepped up this year for the team include Kevin Durant, Lamar Odom, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, and Tyson Chandler.

Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, has coached USA’s National team for some time now.  Krzyzewski does not lack any experience at all as he coached the 2008 gold medalist team.  He looks to coach this year’s team to another championship.