NBA TV To Exclusively Televise USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King On Saturday, July 7, At 7 p.m. ET
Colorado Springs, Colo. ē July 2, 2012
NBA TV will exclusively televise the USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King, the official announcement of the 12 players who will represent the USA Basketball this summer, on Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Matt Winer with analyst and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Steve Smith, the hour-long program will include interviews with select players; Mike Krzyzewski, the returning head coach of the USA Basketball Menís National Team; and Jerry Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball. Following the USA Basketball Selection Show presented by Burger King, NBA TV will air the USA Basketball press conference from the Wynn Las Vegas.†
Seven-time NBA All-Star and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Grant Hill will then join Winer and Smith when NBA TV airs NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball presented by the Jeepģ brand Ė a live behind-the-scenes look at the USA Basketball Menís National Teamís practice Ė on Wednesday, July 11, at 3 p.m. (time subject to change).† Viewers will be able to see the team in an exhibition game against Argentina airing exclusively on NBA TV Sunday, July 22 at 3:30 pm.
NBA TV will also televise the semifinals of the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, July 7, at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The network will then air the final on Sunday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m.†
Leading up to and continuing throughout the summer, NBA TVís GameTime will provide news and information, analysis, highlights and interviews.
BURGER KING is the Official Quick Service Restaurant Partner of USA Basketball. As part of this partnership BURGER KING has introduced commemorative cups that celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the USA Basketball Dream Team, currently available for free at BURGER KING restaurants nationwide with the purchase of any large fountain drink.
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About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions.
Since 2008, USA Basketball menís and womenís teams have compiled a sterling 134-6 win-loss record in FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions. USA teams are the current menís and womenís champions of the Olympics and FIBA World Championship; FIBA womenís U19 world champions;†the menís and womenís title holders for the FIBA U17 World Championship; and the menís and womenís U18 and U16 FIBA Americas champions. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.