Las Vegas Believes in Jerry Colangelo

Check out the odds to win this year's world championship: Team USA, despite all of its recent disappointments, is the heavy favorite (unless I am yet again misinterpreting betting odds):

  • USA 1/2

  • Serbia and Montenegro 5/2

  • Argentina 11/2

  • Spain 8/1

  • Lithuania 9/1

By the way, I would not consider Serbia and Montegro to be the second most likely team to win. The team is being reshuffled big time, and it's not at all clear that they will be ready to hang with the likes of the US, Argentina, and Spain.