The Tokyo Olympics are underway, and issues did not originate up out especially effectively for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team. After shedding two out of its four exhibition contests, the U.S. kicked off Olympic play with an 83-76 loss to France. The loss used to be the USA’ first Olympic defeat since 2004, and it snapped a 25-sport Olympic a success mosey for Team USA. The U.S. has now dropped two straight video games to France after also losing to the French in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
The 12 groups that are competing in the Olympics are fracture up into three groups and each and every group within a group faces the opposite three groups from the group for a complete of three video games in the group stage. The groups that elevate out in first and 2d explain from each and every group will near into the quarterfinals, alongside with the two most productive third-explain groups total. So, while the loss to France is a lot from ultimate for the U.S., it would not discontinue the group’s possibilities of a success a fourth straight gold medal.
The U.S. group is led by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who’s the successor to Mike Krzyzewski. Popovich previously won a bronze medal as an assistant coach beneath Larry Brown at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Joining Popovich on the teaching workers are Golden Notify Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova College coach Jay Wright.
The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament will scurry from July 25 to Aug. 1, and the knockout stage will scurry from Aug. 3-7. With that mentioned, here’s the entirety it be crucial to grab about Team USA and males’s basketball at the Olympics.
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Team USA roster
Olympic preliminary round groups
- Neighborhood A: France, Iran, United States, Czech Republic
- Neighborhood B: Australia, Nigeria, Italy, Germany
- Neighborhood C: Argentina, Japan, Spain, Slovenia
Exhibition time table, results
Saturday, July 10
Monday, July 12
Tuesday, July 13
Friday, July 16
United States vs. Australia — canceled due to the healthy and safety concerns
Sunday, July 18
Preliminary group stage round
(All times U.S./Jap)
Saturday, July 24
Neighborhood A: Czech Republic 84, Iran 78
Sunday, July 25
Neighborhood A: United States 83, France 76
Neighborhood B: Italy 92, Germany 82
Neighborhood B: Australia 84, Nigeria 67
Monday, July 26
Neighborhood C: Argentina vs. Slovenia, 12: 40 a.m. (CNBC)
Neighborhood C: Japan vs. Spain, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, July 27
Neighborhood B: Nigeria vs. Germany, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 28
Neighborhood A: United States vs. Iran, 12: 40 a.m. (Peacock)
Neighborhood B: Italy vs. Australia, 4: 20 a.m.
Neighborhood A: Czech Republic vs. France, 8 a.m.
Thursday, July 29
Neighborhood C: Slovenia vs. Japan, 12: 40 a.m.
Neighborhood C: Spain vs. Argentina, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Friday, July 30
Neighborhood A: Iran vs. France, 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 31
Neighborhood A: United States vs. Czech Republic, 8 a.m. (Peacock)
Neighborhood B: Italy vs. Nigeria, 12: 40 a.m.
Neighborhood B: Australia vs. Germany, 4: 20 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 1
Neighborhood C: Argentina vs. Japan, 12: 40 a.m.
Neighborhood C: Spain vs. Slovenia, 4: 20 a.m. (USA)
Monday, Aug. 2
TBD vs. TBD, 9 p.m. (Peacock)
Tuesday, Aug. 3
TBD vs. TBD, 12: 40 a.m. (Peacock)
TBD vs. TBD, 4: 20 a.m. (Peacock)
TBD vs. TBD, 8 a.m. (Peacock)
Thursday, Aug. 5
Quarterfinals 1 winner vs. Quarterfinals 2 winner, 12: 15 a.m. (Peacock)
Quarterfinals 3 winner vs. Quarterfinals 4 winner, 7 a.m. (Peacock)
Gold Medal Game
Friday, Aug. 6
Semifinals 1 winner vs. Semifinals 2 winner, 10: 30 p.m. (Peacock)
Bronze Medal Game
Saturday, Aug. 7
Semifinals 1 loser vs. Semifinals 2 loser, 7 a.m.