The men's national basketball team of the United States competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The team was led by future Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown. Having won gold in the previous three straight Olympic Games, the Americans were favored to win Olympic gold again in 2004. However, the team won bronze, while losing three games against its opponents, the most games ever lost by a U.S. men's Olympic basketball team. The team lost its opening game to Puerto Rico
Team and Opponent Stats Table; Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS; Team: 8: 88.1: Opp: 8: 83.5
The 2004 USA Olympic team will forever be marked as the one that brought home bronze instead of gold, but it also holds the recognition of being the youngest American side in Olympic history (the...
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So that was the 2004 Olympic basketball team representing the U.S. Whenever you have the chance to represent your country in any way is an honor. The U.S. dominated in previous Olympic Games, and the world knew that the U.S. would always come out and perform at a high-level. Though this team had young players, they were talented and athletic. Larry Brown was the head coach of that team, and he was coming off an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons.
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The 2004 team replaced several team records, including most rebounds in a single game (58) versus New Zealand and most 3-pointers made (10) and attempted (25) versus Greece in the quarterfinals. Overall the U.S. side rewrote single competition records for most field goals attempted (568), most 3-pointers made (35) and attempted (114), highest free throw percentage (.763), most blocked shots (30) and most steals (107).
United States: 74 B1 United States: 102 A4 Greece: 72 B1 United States: 66: Bronze medal game (August 28) A2 Russia: 62 A2 Russia: 70: A3 Brazil: 62 B3 Czech Republic: 49 A2 Russia: 71
Larry Brown (AP) USA Basketball’s senior men’s national team enters the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as beyond-overwhelming favorites to claim gold for the third straight games. It’s remarkable ...