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International Basketball

Basketball is an American game, but has had a heavy foreign influence right from the start. (After all, James Naismith was Canadian.) Here's a look at the international game -- from the FIBA World Championships and Olympic competitions to professional leagues and players in Europe and Asia.

Olympic Basketball
A guide to basketball at the Olympics, from its debut in 1936 to the 2012 Games in London.

The Next Dream Team Coach
Mike Krzyzewski will step down as Team USA's coach with a 62-1 overall record, two Olympic championships and a World Championship. Who will take over?

Olympic Men's Basketball Schedule and Standings
Follow Team USA's progress through the 2012 Olympic Men's basketball tournament. Complete standings and schedules for the pool stage and medal round

Olympic Women's Basketball Schedule and Standings
Team USA has captured gold in Women's Basketball at every Olympics since 1996. Will the streak continue in London?

The Team That Wouldn't Play in Hitler's Olympics
The 1936 LIU Blackbirds were the top team in college basketball, but they declined a chance to try out for the Berlin Olympics as a protest against Nazi Germany.

Olympic Basketball vs. the NBA
The rules that govern play in international basketball competition and the familiar NBA rule book have more in common than in years past. But there are several key differences you'll want to know about before watching the Olympics or any international tournament.

Team USA's Senior Men's Basketball Roster
The 27 NBA players chosen by USA Basketball to represent the United States at the FIBA World Championships in 2010 and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Team USA 2010 - your picks for the next dream team
Team USA will invite all twelve members of the gold medal-winning 2008 "Redeem Team" to participate in the FIBA World Championships in 2010 -- and thus far, only Jason Kidd has announced he'll pass. Who would you choose to fill out the Team USA roster?

2010 FIBA World Championships - Team USA
Team USA's first opponent at the World Championships in Turkey will be Croatia. But their biggest opponent could be free agency.

Dream Team 2012
Team USA's final 12-man roster for the 2012 London Olympic Games may be short on size, but this year's edition of the Dream Team will be heavy favorites to win gold.

NBA Lockout 101: Will NBA Players Sign Overseas in the Event of a Lockout?
In the event of an NBA lockout, some NBA players may be tempted to head overseas and pick up steady work -- and steady paychecks -- overseas. But for most NBA players, playing in Europe or China won't be a viable option.

2010 FIBA World Championships - Groups and Seedings
The groups are set for the 2010 FIBA World Championships, to be played in August and September, 2010 in Turkey. Team USA was placed in Group B, along with Brazil, Croatia, Iran, Slovenia and Tunisia.

2012 Olympic Basketball Team
USA Basketball's preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympic Men's Basketball team, and some educated guesses as to what the final twelve-man roster will look like.

Injuries and Team USA
Injuries to Derrick Rose and especially Dwight Howard will have a big impact on USA Basketball's plans for the London Olympics.

Scouting the 2012 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament
A look at the twelve teams that will compete for Men's basketball gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

The Coaches of Team USA
From the amateur teams of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the Dream Team and Redeem Team -- the men who have coached America's Olympic men's basketball teams, from 1936 through today.

How Basketball Teams Qualify for the Olympics
Twelve teams will compete for gold in men's basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. How are those teams selected? The process takes years.

Olympic Basketball Tournament Format
Understanding the format of the twelve-team Olympic men's and women's basketball tournaments.

1992 vs. 2012
Could the 2012 version of Team USA win a game against their legendary counterparts from 1992? Or is the Dream Team still the best squad in basketball history?

Mike Krzyzewski's Dream Team replacement?
Who should replace Mike Krzyzewski as coach of the Dream Team?

Team USA vs. the Dream Team
Everyone is asking if Team USA - the 2012 edition - could beat the Dream Team. What's your take?

Redemption: Team USA wins Gold in Beijing
Congratulations to Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, and the rest of the players and staff of Team USA, who beat Spain 118-107, re-claiming the gold medal for the United States.

FIBA Men's Basketball Rankings
Official rankings of men's national teams, as determined by basketball's international governing body.

USA Basketball - Official Site
The official site of USA Basketball - the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States.

2010 FIBA World Championships - Team USA's New Look
Team USA's first opponent at the World Championships in Turkey will be Croatia. But their biggest opponent could be inexperience.

Basketball at the 1972 Olympics
The gold-medal game of the 1972 basketball tournament stands as the most controversial in Olympic history - and quite possibly, the worst display of end-game officiating ever.

Team USA and Olympic Basketball History
The history of basketball at the Olympic Games, from its humble start at the Berlin Games to the preparations for London 2012.

2010 FIBA World Championships

Team USA steamrolled its first two opponents at the 2010 FIBA World Championships, but the outcome of game three wasn't certain until Leandro Barbosa's desperation shot failed to fall. Here are the recaps of every game played by Team USA in Turkey.

Team USA 2012
USA Basketball brought a squad mostly comprised of second-tier players -- with the obvious exception of Kevin Durant -- to the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey, and brought home the gold medal. How many players from this year's roster will be on the squad Mike Krzyzewski brings to London in 2012?

Team USA 2012
USA Basketball assembled a roster for the 2010 World Championships without any member of the 2008 Olympic team, and still won gold. What will Mike Krzyzewski do with the roster for 2010, when LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard and others are expected to return?

FIBA Men's Basketball Rankings
Official rankings of men's national teams, as determined by basketball's international governing body.

USA Basketball - Official Site
The official site of USA Basketball - the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States.

Best Wishes to Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman finds himself in rehab following an embarrassing relationship with North Korea leader Kim Jon-un.

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