Kevin Durant to lead Team USA at Tokyo Olympics | Inquirer Sports

Kevin Durant to lead Team USA at Tokyo Olympics

/ 03:48 PM June 29, 2021

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FILE PHOTO: Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts during the first quarter of game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Two-time gold medalist Kevin Durant anchors the 12-member U.S. men’s basketball team announced Monday for next month’s Tokyo Olympics.

The Brooklyn Nets forward is joined by Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Khris Middleton (Bucks) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).


The USA coaching staff is led by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. His assistants are Golden State coach Steve Kerr, Villanova coach Jay Wright and former NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce. Jerry Colangelo is the managing director of the team.


Team USA will begin training camp July 6 in Las Vegas. The United States opens play in the Tokyo Olympics on July 25 against France.

Durant, 32, was a member of the U.S. squads that captured gold in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).

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