A number of stars in the NBA will once again suit up for the United States this summer, and fans will have a chance to see members of the team compete in the classic Blue-White intrasquad exhibition match. Tickets for the August 13 game in Las Vegas go on sale tomorrow for $15 here or by calling 702-739-FANS. More info from our friends at USA Basketball:
The USA National Team will conduct a mini-camp Aug. 11-13 in Las Vegas that concludes with a Blue-White exhibition game on Thursday, Aug. 13 (7:30 p.m. PDT) at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center. The USA’s Las Vegas training camp will feature to be announced players of the 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team roster that currently features 34 players.
We’re pleased to be returning to Las Vegas for the Aug. 11-13 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp. This training camp will bring together the USA coaching staff and USA National Team players for two days of practice and the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 13,’ said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. ‘The Showcase will again feature a Blue-White intrasquad game which is a great way to conclude this summer’s mini-camp. Like previous Showcases, this will be a high energy and entertaining game.
Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who since being named in 2005 head mentor of the USA National Team program has compiled a spectacular 75-1 record for an amazing .987 winning percentage, returns to USA National Team bench. Coach K is the only men’s coach to have won gold at the Olympics (2008 and 2012) and the FIBA World Cup (2010 and 2014), while also possessing an NCAA Championship (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015). Krzyzewski will be assisted through the 2016 Olympic Games by Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor Jim Boeheim, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams.