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Grant Hill to be USA Basketball’s new coach

ByErik Brady

Apr 4, 2021

Grant Hill to be USA Basketball’s new coach. The former Olympic medalist will replace Jerry Colangelo after the Tokyo Games.

US basketball will undergo a major change after the Tokyo Olympics when Grant Hill, Olympic gold medalist and former player of the NBA, occupy the post of technical director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo replacing. The decision has been approved this Saturday by the Board of Directors.

“It is a great honor to serve as the head of the USA Basketball men’s national team. I look forward to working with the staff and Board of Directors to lead this organization in such a unique position for continued growth and to develop and promote our best talents at events around us. in the world, “said Hill, 48, who played 19 NBA seasons with the Pistons, Magic, Suns and Clippers and played seven times in the All Star.

“As a member of the 1996 Dream Team, I know the emotion and responsibility it is to represent our country. I am sure that USA Basketball will continue to showcase the best talents and players of greater character in our country,” says the former player, whose balance the US team was 26-1. In the beginning he was considered the successor of Michael Jordan and in 2018 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“We are very excited to have Grant Hill join USA Basketball as head of the men’s national team. Grant is a leader of importance and character who will continue to help us achieve our goals of winning international championships and representing our country with honor,” he said.

USA Basketball Chairman of the Board of Directors and retired General Martin Dempsey, who did not forget who will leave office: “In making this announcement, I also want to emphasize how much everyone appreciates Jerry Colangelo for what he did for USA Basketball during the last 15 years “.

Colangelo, 81, will live his fourth Games in command of USA Basketball in Tokyo. In Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 the men’s team won the gold medal. He has held the position since 2005 and was in charge of returning the honor to a team that had not won a major international tournament since 2000.

“As a member of the 1996 Dream Team, I know the emotion and responsibility it is to represent our country. I am sure that USA Basketball will continue to showcase the best talents and players of greater character in our country,” says the former player, whose balance the US team was 26-1. In the beginning he was considered the successor of Michael Jordan and in 2018 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“We are very excited to have Grant Hill join USA Basketball as head of the men’s national team. Grant is a leader of importance and character who will continue to help us achieve our goals of winning international championships and representing our country with honor,” he said.

Despite its failure at the 2006 World Cup, the US Federation achieved the commitment of its stars and with Colangelo has had a balance of 97 victories and four defeats.

Erik Brady

Erik Brady is a news media and fitness professional with a strong experience in online journalism as well as he is a well-known fitness instructor. He strength includes knowledge of sports, health, yoga, meditation, and proficiency. From a young age, Erik has interest in Football and he is ClevelandSportsZone Contributor.

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