USA Basketball Men’s Olympic Calendar: List, Groups, Full List From Preliminary Round to Gold Medal Game
The Tokyo Olympics will be held this summer and the United States Men’s National Basketball Team will be looking to win their fourth straight gold after finishing first in 2008, 2012 and 2016. However, the team American has already faced many tragedies. until the Summer Games.
In an astonishing development, the United States abandoned their first two exhibition games in Las Vegas, first in Nigeria and then in Australia. As the USA team rebounded against Argentina, more bad news followed as Bradley Beal will no longer travel to Tokyo for the Olympics after being placed on USA Basketball’s health and safety protocols. Additionally, Kevin Love has withdrawn from Olympic competition due to a persistent calf injury and will also need to be replaced. Replace them on the list is JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets) and Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs).
The US team is led by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who succeeds Mike Krzyzewski. Popovich previously won a bronze medal as an assistant coach to Larry Brown at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, former Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University coach Jay Wright will join Popovich on the coaching staff.
Team USA’s training camp began July 6 in Las Vegas and includes exhibition games July 10-18, with the Olympics scheduled to begin July 23 in Tokyo. The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament will run from July 25 to August 1 and the knockout stage will run from August 3 to 7. Before the tournament, here’s everything you need to know about Team USA and men’s basketball at the Olympics.
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Composition of the United States team
Olympic preliminary round groups
- Group A: France, Iran, United States, Czech Republic
- Group B: Australia, Nigeria, Italy, Germany
- Group C: Argentina, Japan, Spain, Slovenia
Exhibition calendar, results
saturday july 10
Nigeria 90, USA 87
Monday July 12
Australia 91, United States 83
Tuesday July 13
United States 108, Argentina 80
Friday July 16
US v Australia – canceled due to health and safety concerns
Sunday July 18
United States 83, Spain 76
Group stage preliminary round
(Hourly US / Eastern)
Saturday July 24
Group A: Iran vs Czech Republic, 9 p.m.
Sunday July 25
Group A: France vs United States, 8:00 a.m. (Peacock)
Group B: Germany vs Italy, 00:40
Group B: Australia vs Nigeria, 4:20 a.m.
Monday July 26
Group C: Argentina vs Slovenia, 00:40 (CNBC)
Group C: Japan vs Spain, 8 a.m.
Tuesday July 27
Group B: Nigeria vs Germany, 9 p.m.
Wednesday July 28
Group A: United States v Iran, 12:40 a.m. (Peacock)
Group B: Italy vs Australia, 4:20 a.m.
Group A: Czech Republic vs France, 8 a.m.
Thursday July 29
Group C: Slovenia vs Japan, 00:40
Group C: Spain vs Argentina, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Friday July 30
Group A: Iran vs France, 9 p.m.
Saturday July 31
Group A: USA v Czech Republic, 8:00 a.m. (Peacock)
Group B: Italy vs Nigeria, 00:40
Group B: Australia v Germany, 4:20 a.m.
Sunday August 1st
Group C: Argentina vs Japan, 00:40
Group C: Spain vs Slovenia, 4:20 am (USA)
Monday August 2
TBD vs. TBD, 9 p.m. (peacock)
Tuesday August 3
TBD vs. TBD 12:40 p.m. (peacock)
TBD vs. TBD 4:20 a.m. (peacock)
TBD vs. TBD, 8:00 a.m. (peacock)
Thursday August 5
Winner of quarter-finals 1 vs. winner of quarter-finals 2, 12:15 a.m. (Peacock)
Winner of quarter-finals 3 vs. winner of quarter-finals 4, 7 a.m. (Peacock)
Gold medal game
Friday August 6
Winner of semi-finals 1 vs winner of semi-finals 2, 10:30 p.m. (Peacock)
Bronze medal game
Saturday August 7
Semi-finals 1 loser vs. Semi-finals 2 loser, 7 a.m.