The FIBA World Championships continue over the weekend and yesterday's biggest game saw Spain hang on to knock out Greece in their first game of the medal round. The Spaniards remain the biggest threat to win the gold along with Team USA.
Speaking of the U.S. squad, today's links reveal they are trying to take advantage of their days off to work details before they resume their run for the gold on Monday against Angola.
Also, former Pacer and all-around good guy, Luther Head will get a shot at a roster spot with the Sacramento Kings. After New Orleans did him wrong by signing him earlier this summer in the midst of a front office transition, the Kings did him right by bringing him in much like the Pacers did last year. Nothing is guaranteed unless he remains on the roster for a couple of months. But it's a fair shot for Luther and I hope it all works out for the best.
Check out the links after the jump.
With Team USA, Krzyzewski Tries to Turn Green Into Gold
Chris Tomasson checks in with Coach K on his effort to squeeze a gold medal out of a roster with little international experience.
Sources: Head, Kings agree on non-guaranteed deal - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Adrian Wojnarowski reports on guard Luther Head getting a chance to land a reserve role in Sacramento.
No starting lineup change for Team USA vs. Angola
Chris Sheridan reports that coach Mike Krzyzewski has decided not to make any changes to his starting lineup for Team USA's round of 16 game against Angola.
U.S. team using practice time to work on communication | NBA.com
John Schuhmann reports on Coach Krzyzewski trying to find more voices on the court for Team USA.
FIBA basketball world championships: United States expects to look sharper after practice - ESPN
The Americans finally got into the gym for practice Saturday, the first step in what they believe will be cleaner play during the elimination round of basketball's world championship.
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