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Sampson sees Team USA's flaws up close

Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson had a front-row seat on the bench during Team USA's world-wide debacle.

Updated: September 10, 2002, 1:27 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Kelvin Sampson welcomed the chance to be an assistant to George Karl on the Team USA bench. He wanted to pick the Milwaukee Bucks coach's basketball mind about getting quicker shots with an offense, rather than Oklahoma's recent tendency to make a few passes before settling on the best shot.

And, of course, he wanted to win a gold medal last week at the 2002 World Championships.

Well, Sampson left Indianapolis with a few wrinkles ready to install into the Sooners' secondary break offense.

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