The USA will be led in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit by Kevin Sutton.
Sutton has three times served as a USA assistant coach, including the 2009 USA U16 and 2010 USA U17 national teams. Overall, he owns a 15-3 record (.833 winning percentage) with the red, white and blue.
"I'm truly honored," Sutton said. "I've been associated with USA Basketball for several years now. My most recent tenure was over the last two years with the U16 and U17 teams, so I'm very familiar with the players that have been selected for this team. USA Basketball really has strengthened the developmental program, and having several players back from those teams will enable us to build upon a camaraderie that's already been established.
"I have watched past Nike Hoop Summits and I've seen a lot
of international basketball the past few summers, and that has enabled me to
be more of a student of the game," Sutton continued. "I know that
the game will feature a tremendous amount of talent, and it will be very competitive."