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  Thursday, May 26, 2005

USA Basketball Men Senior Advisory Panel Announced
By Jonathan Givony

Press href=/profile//> Release

USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> announced href=/profile//> today href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> nine href=/profile//> individuals, href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> United href=/profile//> States' href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> experienced href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> successful href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> executives, href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> named href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> serve href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> newly href=/profile//> formed href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Program href=/profile//> Advisory href=/profile//> Panel.

Named href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Advisory href=/profile//> Panel href=/profile//> were: href=/profile//>

Tom href=/profile//> Jernstedt, href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> current href=/profile//> executive href=/profile//> vice href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Collegiate href=/profile//> Athletic href=/profile//> Association href=/profile//> (NCAA). href=/profile//> Jernstedt href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> involved href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> variety href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> positions href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> 1975. href=/profile//> Most href=/profile//> recently, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> completed href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> four-year href=/profile//> term href=/profile//> (2001-2004) href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> president. href=/profile//> Jernstedt href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1996-2000 href=/profile//> quadrennium href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball's href=/profile//> vice href=/profile//> president, href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> vice href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> men href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1992-96 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1976-80 href=/profile//> quadrenniums, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> board href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> directors href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 1980-92 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1975. href=/profile//>
Russ href=/profile//> Granik, href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> current href=/profile//> deputy href=/profile//> commissioner href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> chief href=/profile//> operating href=/profile//> officer href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Association href=/profile//> (NBA). href=/profile//> Granik href=/profile//> became href=/profile//> associated href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 1989 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> represented href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> formation href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> original href=/profile//> Dream href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> captured href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1992 href=/profile//> Barcelona href=/profile//> Olympics. href=/profile//> Granik href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> vice href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 1989-1996 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 1997-2000. href=/profile//>
Dave href=/profile//> Gavitt, href=/profile//> 1980 href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach, href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> president, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> founding href=/profile//> force href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> formation href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> East href=/profile//> Conference. href=/profile//> Gavitt href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> chairman href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Selection href=/profile//> Committee href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1976 href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Games, href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> board href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> directors href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 1992-2004 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1976-79, href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> vice href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> men href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> 1984-1987, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> organization's href=/profile//> treasurer href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 1980-83. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1980 href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Team, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> compete href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> elected href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> attend href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1980 href=/profile//> Summer href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Games href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Moscow, href=/profile//> Soviet href=/profile//> Union. href=/profile//>
Wayne href=/profile//> Embry, href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> heralded href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> general href=/profile//> manager href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> president. href=/profile//> Embry href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1997-2000 href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committee href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2000 href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medalist href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> vice href=/profile//> chair href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1991-92 href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> subset, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> group href=/profile//> responsible href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> assembling href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> selecting href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1992 href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Team. href=/profile//>
Bryan href=/profile//> Colangelo, href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> general href=/profile//> manager href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> Phoenix href=/profile//> Suns. href=/profile//> Bryan href=/profile//> Colangelo href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 2001-2004 href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committee. href=/profile//>
Ernie href=/profile//> Grunfeld, href=/profile//> 1976 href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medalist href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> current href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> operations href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Washington href=/profile//> Wizards. href=/profile//> Grunfeld href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1976 href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Montreal. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2000 href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committee href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medalist href=/profile//> 2000 href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//>
Billy href=/profile//> King, href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> general href=/profile//> manager href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> Philadelphia href=/profile//> 76ers. href=/profile//> Currently href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball's href=/profile//> 2005-2008 href=/profile//> board href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> directors, href=/profile//> King href=/profile//> previously href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball's href=/profile//> treasurer href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> 2001-2004 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> athlete href=/profile//> representative href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1997-2000 href=/profile//> executive href=/profile//> committee. href=/profile//> King href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committees href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1997-2000 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2001-2004 href=/profile//> quadrenniums. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1987 href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> Games href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> claimed href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> silver href=/profile//> medal. href=/profile//>
Rod href=/profile//> Thorn, href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> Jersey href=/profile//> Nets href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committee href=/profile//> chair. href=/profile//> Thorn href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> chair href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committee href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 1993-2000. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> committees href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> responsible href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> selecting href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> coaches href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medal href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> 1996 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2000 href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1994 href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> teams. href=/profile//>
Jerry href=/profile//> West, href=/profile//> 1960 href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medalist href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> operations href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> Memphis href=/profile//> Grizzlies. href=/profile//> West href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> co-captain href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> averaged href=/profile//> 13.8 href=/profile//> ppg. href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medal-winning href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Rome href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 1960, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> member href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victorious href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> squad href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1959 href=/profile//> Pan href=/profile//> American href=/profile//> Games. href=/profile//> West href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball's href=/profile//> 1995-96 href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> Committee href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> United href=/profile//> States' href=/profile//> victorious href=/profile//> 1996 href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> squad.
"I href=/profile//> am href=/profile//> pleased href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> outstanding href=/profile//> group href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> individuals href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> world href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> assist href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> efforts," href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> Phoenix href=/profile//> Suns href=/profile//> chairman href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> CEO href=/profile//> Jerry href=/profile//> Colangelo, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> named href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> April href=/profile//> 27 href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> newly-created href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> managing href=/profile//> director href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> program href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2005-2008 href=/profile//> quadrennium.

The href=/profile//> advisory href=/profile//> panel href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> provide href=/profile//> input href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> serve href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> resource href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> managing href=/profile//> director href=/profile//> regarding href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Team href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> selection href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> program href=/profile//> matters. href=/profile//>

href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Advisory href=/profile//> Panel href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> scheduled href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> conduct href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> meeting href=/profile//> June href=/profile//> 6-7 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Chicago, href=/profile//> Ill. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> panel href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> expected href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> meet href=/profile//> Monday href=/profile//> (June href=/profile//> 6) href=/profile//> evening href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> morning href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Tuesday href=/profile//> (June href=/profile//> 7).

Colangelo, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> managing href=/profile//> director href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> men's href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> program, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> responsible href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> selection href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> men's href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> coaching href=/profile//> staffs href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> through href=/profile//> 2008, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> oversee href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams' href=/profile//> competitive href=/profile//> preparations, href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> training href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> exhibition href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> During href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2005-2008 href=/profile//> quadrennium, href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> men's href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> national href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> expected href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> compete href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2006 href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> (Aug. href=/profile//> 19-Sept. href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Saitama, href=/profile//> Japan), href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> necessary href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2007 href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> Americas href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Qualifying href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> (dates href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> site href=/profile//> TBD), href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2008 href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> Games href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Beijing, href=/profile//> China href=/profile//> (Aug. href=/profile//> 8-24).

Since href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> fielding href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> legendary href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> stars href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 1992, href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Teams href=/profile//> comprised href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> claimed href=/profile//> gold href=/profile//> medals href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> eight href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> international href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> competitions href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> competed, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> compiling href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> 74-6 href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> record href=/profile//> (.925 href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> percentage) href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> competitions href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> posting href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> record href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 23-1 href=/profile//> (.958 href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> percentage) href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> exhibition href=/profile//> games.

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