2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Rio 2016

Coach K comfortable with USA Basketball’s new identity

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

CHICAGO – There’s no concealing the fact that this is Mike Krzyzewski’s most inexperienced Olympic team. There’s no LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Chris Paul. In fact, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant are the only players on the 12-man roster with Olympic experience.

That doesn’t mean […]

USA Basketball encouraging players to speak up on social issues

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

CHIAGO — The voice – along with the ability to effectively communicate – is one of the most powerful tools for creating change.

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony knows that well and has brought his voice to the forefront on social issues this past month. Whether it […]

USA Basketball notebook: Kyrie Irving and Coach K reunite, Tom Thibodeau returns to Chicago, and more

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

CHICAGO — On July 20, a live shot of USA Basketball practice on NBA TV captured head coach Mike Krzyzewski cursing Kyrie Irving. The recently crowned NBA champion interrupted an inbound drill by laughing at the way his coach ran coming off a pick. The internet […]