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USA Basketball men’s Olympic schedule: Roster, groups, full slate from preliminary round to gold medal game

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The Tokyo Olympics will be taking place this summer and the USA Basketball Men’s National Team will be looking to capture its fourth straight gold medal after finishing on top in 2008, 2012 and 2016. 

The U.S. team will be led by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is the successor to Mike Krzyzewski. Popovich previously won a bronze medal as an assistant coach under Larry Brown at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Joining Popovich on the coaching staff will be Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, former Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University coach Jay Wright.

Training camp for Team USA is scheduled to begin on July 6 in Las Vegas, with the Olympics set to start on July 23 in Tokyo. The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament will run from July 25 to Aug. 1, and the knockout stage will run from Aug. 3-7. Ahead of the tournament, here’s everything you need to know about Team USA and men’s basketball at the Olympics. 

Team USA roster

Olympic Preliminary Round Groups

Group A

  • France
  • Iran
  • United States
  • OQT Victoria Winner  

Group B

  • Australia
  • Nigeria 
  • OQT Split Winner
  • OQT Belgrade Winner   

Group C

  • Argentina
  • Japan 
  • Spain
  • OQT Kaunas Winner  

Full schedule 

Saturday, July 24 (Preliminary round)

  • Iran vs. OQT Victoria Winner, 9 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 25 (Preliminary round)

  • France vs. United States, 8 a.m. ET
  • OQT Split Winner vs. OQT Belgrade Winner, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • Australia vs. Nigeria, 4:20 a.m. ET

Monday, July 26 (Preliminary round)

  • Argentina vs. OQT Kaunas Winner, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • Japan vs. Spain, 8 a.m. ET

Tuesday, July 27 (Preliminary round)

  • Nigeria vs. OQT Split Winner, 9 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 28 (Preliminary round)

  • United States vs. Iran, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • OQT Victoria Winner vs. France, 8 a.m. ET  

Thursday, July 29 (Preliminary round)

  • OQT Kaunas Winner vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • Spain vs. Argentina, 8 a.m. ET

Friday, July 30 (Preliminary round)

  • Iran vs. France, 9 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 31 (Preliminary round)

  • United States vs. OQT Victoria Winner, 8 a.m. ET
  • OQT Belgrade Winner vs. Nigeria, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • Australia vs. OQT Split Winner, 4:20 a.m. ET

Sunday, Aug. 1 (Preliminary round)

  • Argentina vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • Spain vs. OQT Kaunas Winner, 4:20 a.m. ET

Monday, Aug. 2 (Quarterfinals) 

Tuesday, Aug. 3 (Quarterfinals)

  • TBD vs. TBD, 12:40 a.m. ET
  • TBD vs. TBD, 4:20 a.m. ET
  • TBD vs. TBD, 8 a.m. ET

Thursday, Aug. 5 (Semifinals)

  • TBD vs. TBD, 12:15 a.m. ET
  • TBD vs. TBD, 7 a.m. ET

Friday, Aug. 6 (Gold Medal Game)

  • Semifinals 1 Winner vs. Semifinals 2 Winner, 10:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Aug. 7 (Bronze Medal Game)

  • Semifinals 1 Loser vs. Semifinals 2 Loser, 7 a.m. ET




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