On this date in 2000, Ray Allen of the Bucks, Grant Hill of the Pistons, and Alonzo Mourning of the Heat were selected as the final three members of the 2000 USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team, scheduled to participate in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Named previously to the USA Men’s Senior National Team were Vin Baker and Gary Payton of the SuperSonics; Tim Duncan of the Spurs; Kevin Garnett of the Timberwolves; Tom Gugliotta of the Suns; Tim Hardaway of the Heat; Allan Houston of the Knicks; Jason Kidd of the Suns; and Steve Smith of the Trail Blazers. Shockingly, this loaded team would barely eek out a semifinal win over Lithuania and had to fight hard to top France for the gold medal.
Got a great basketball blog post that you want to see featured on Hoops Rumors? Send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here’s this week’s look around the basketball blogosphere..
- Secret Rival looks at the three-year cumulative wins lottery proposal.
- Quadruple Double peers into the crystal ball to check out the 76ers’ future roster.
- Keep It Cavalier examines the Luol Deng deal from the Cavs’ perspective.
- iSportsWeb looks at what the Eric Bledsoe injury means for the Suns.
- It’s Boston Sean runs down his big board (1-10) for the 2014 draft.
- First And Ten Sport is on board with the Nets, tie or no tie.
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