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USA Basketball must rethink strategy

Updated: September 6, 2002, 2:33 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Dream Team is dead. The ghost of Larry Bird has left the building. And the nightmare for Team USA has just begun.

Don't cry for Team USA. The truth is Argentina not only beat America Wednesday night, but it took the formerly unbeaten, NBA-powered national team to school.

America lost more than a game. The air of invincibility now is completely gone. The king is dead and international basketball will never be the same.

"We have given hope to many teams," Emmanuel ...

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