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Former NBA Coach Jeff Van Gundy Named USA Head Coach For AmeriCup 2017 And World Cup Qualifying Teams - Jul 5, 2017


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Former NBA head coach Jeff van Gundy has been selected head coach of the USA Basketball men's national teams that will compete in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 (formerly known as the FIBA Americas Championship) and the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. Additionally, current NBA G League Northern Arizona Suns head mentor Tyrone Ellis and veteran international coach Morris McHone were named assistant coaches for the USA AmericCup Team. 'USA Basketball is excited and appreciative that coach Van Gundy is willing to undertake this challenge and help lead the United States in these competitions,' said Jerry Colangelo , USA Basketball Men's National Team managing director. 'Qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup is the first step in our attempt to repeat as gold medalist, and we're delighted that we were able to secure a coach of Jeff's caliber to lead these USA teams.' Van Gundy will lead USA teams at the August 25-Sept. 3 FIBA AmeriCup 2017 and in the first four windows between November 2017 and September 2018 of the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. USA assistant coaches for the World Cup Qualifying games will be announced at a later date. Players selected to represent the USA in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 and the World Cup Qualifying games are expected to primarily be from the NBA G League. 'I'm absolutely honored and humbled to be able to represent my country and USA Basketball in this summer's AmeriCup and the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers,' said Van Gundy. 'I have a lot to learn about FIBA basketball and our competition and I can't wait to get started. I want to thank Jerry Colangelo , Gregg Popovich and ESPN for allowing me this opportunity.' Van Gundy boasts of 18 seasons of NBA coaching experience, including 11 seasons as head coach of the New York Knicks (1996-2001) and Houston Rockets (2003-07). As an NBA head coach, he compiled an overall record of 430-318 (.575 winning percentage) and guided teams to nine NBA playoff appearances and one NBA Finals in 1999. He also spent six-and-a-half seasons (1989-90 through 1995-96) as a New York Knicks assistant and during that span, the Knicks won three Atlantic Division titles, never finished lower than third in the division and qualified for the NBA playoffs every year. Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007 as an NBA analyst and has called 11 NBA Finals, the most Finals ever for a TV game analyst. 'I want to thank my wife and family for their support, and everyone involved for this wonderful opportunity,' said Ellis. 'I feel truly blessed and honored to be a part of USA Basketball. Since the 1992 Dream Team, it has been my lifelong dream to be a part of USA Basketball and now, that dream has come true. I'm extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to learn from Coach Van Gundy and Coach Mo. I had a chance to experience Coach Van Gundy's coaching early in my playing career and I always admired his knowledge, honesty, and attention to detail. Now I have a chance to be his assistant coach and be a part of USA Basketball. I'm living the dream!'
An NBA G League coaching veteran, Ellis brings experience not only as a coach at the professional level, but as a player. Currently the head coach of the Northern Arizona Sun, the Phoenix Suns NBA G League affiliate, Ellis served as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, Reno Bighorns, Grand Rapids Drive and the Bakersfield Jam. Playing four seasons collegiately at NAIA Southern Nazarene University, Ellis played professional basketball for the Huntsville Flight and played in Germany, Turkey, Italy and Spain. He also had Summer League stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. 'I am extremely happy and honored to be representing USA Basketball again and also to be working for one of the most successful coaches of all time in Jeff van Gundy along with an up and coming young coach in Tyrone Ellis makes it that much more exciting. I am sure these G-League players will represent the USA honorably,' said McHone.
McHone boasts of coaching experience in the NBA, NBA G League and Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He has also served as head coach of three USA Basketball teams that compiled a 16-8 overall record and won gold at the 1997 Tournament of the Americas, silver at the 1999 Pan American Games and finished fourth at the 2005 FIBA America Championship to earn the USA a qualifying berth into the 2006 FIBA World Championship. McHone won back-to-back CBA championships with different teams, leading the Yakima Sun Kings in 1995 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 1996 to CBA titles. He also served as head coach with the San Antonio Spurs for 31 games (11-20) in 1983-84 and was an assistant coach for San Antonio, Cleveland, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit.
Courtesy of: usab.com

  



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World Cup Standings
Group AFR-A
 1. Cameroon 0-0 
 2. Guinea 0-0 
 3. S.Africa 0-0 
 4. Tunisia 0-0 
Group AFR-B
 1. Mali 0-0 
 2. Nigeria 0-0 
 3. Rwanda 0-0 
 4. Uganda 0-0 
Group AFR-C
 1. Angola 0-0 
 2. DRCongo 0-0 
 3. Egypt 0-0 
 4. Morocco 0-0 
Group AFR-D
 1. C.Africa 0-0 
 2. Ivory Coast 0-0 
 3. Mozambique 0-0 
 4. Senegal 0-0 
Group AM-A
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Panama 0-0 
 3. Paraguay 0-0 
 4. Uruguay 0-0 
Group AM-B
 1. Chile 0-0 
 2. Colombia 0-0 
 3. Venezuela 0-0 
Group AM-C
 1. Cuba 0-0 
 2. Mexico 0-0 
 3. P.Rico 0-0 
 4. USA 0-0 
Group AM-D
 1. Bahamas 0-0 
 2. Canada 0-0 
 3. Dominican R. 0-0 
 4. US Virg.Isl 0-0 
Group ASIA-A
 1. China 0-0 
 2. Hong Kong 0-0 
 3. S.Korea 0-0 
 4. N.Zealand 0-0 
Group ASIA-B
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. Japan 0-0 
 3. Philippines 0-0 
 4. Taiwan 0-0 
Group ASIA-C
 1. India 0-0 
 2. Jordan 0-0 
 3. Lebanon 0-0 
 4. Syria 0-0 
Group ASIA-D
 1. Iran 0-0 
 2. Iraq 0-0 
 3. Kazakhstan 0-0 
 4. Qatar 0-0 
Group EU-A
 1. Belarus 0-0 
 2. Spain 0-0 
 3. Montenegro 0-0 
 4. Slovenia 0-0 
Group EU-B
 1. Latvia 0-0 
 2. Sweden 0-0 
 3. Turkey 0-0 
 4. Ukraine 0-0 
Group EU-C
 1. Hungary 0-0 
 2. Kosovo 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Poland 0-0 
Group EU-D
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Italy 0-0 
 3. Holland 0-0 
 4. Romania 0-0 
Group EU-E
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. Bosnia 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
Group EU-F
 1. Bulgaria 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Finland 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
Group EU-G
 1. Austria 0-0 
 2. Georgia 0-0 
 3. Germany 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
Group EU-H
 1. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 2. Estonia 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Israel 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Boatright, ARM24.2 
 2. Musa, BIH22.8 
 3. Poeltl, AUT20.0 
 4. Theodore, MKD19.5 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD18.8 
 6. Berisha, KOS18.8 
 7. Liutych, BLR17.8 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT17.0 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL16.8 
 10. Veideman, EST15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vezenkov, BUL10.8 
 2. Parakhouski, BLR8.8 
 3. Rancik, SVK8.2 
 4. Fischer, ARM7.8 
 5. Spires, SWE6.8 
 6. Ihring, SVK6.7 
 7. Paliashchuk, BLR6.5 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT6.5 
 9. Kangur, EST6.5 
 10. Norel, NED6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boatright, ARM5.8 
 2. Berisha, KOS5.3 
 3. Kloof, NED5.0 
 4. Marinov, BUL5.0 
 5. Massamba, SWE4.8 
 6. Bost, BUL4.8 
 7. Theodore, MKD4.8 
 8. Lanegger, AUT4.5 
 9. Williams, NED4.5 
 10. Klepeisz, AUT4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. de-Jong, NED2.5 
 2. Hallman, POR2.3 
 3. Gaddefors, SWE2.3 
 4. Bost, BUL2.0 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD2.0 
 6. Voorn, NED1.8 
 7. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 8. Renfroe, BIH1.8 
 9. Boatright, ARM1.7 
 10. Musa, BIH1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Spires, SWE2.3 
 2. Fusek, SVK1.2 
 3. Talts, EST1.0 
 4. Parakhouski, BLR1.0 
 5. Guerreiro, POR1.0 
 6. Shima, ALB0.8 
 7. Poeltl, AUT0.8 
 8. Shoshi, KOS0.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, AUT0.8 
 10. Chrabascz, ARM0.8 
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