Fixing USA Basketball ... top to bottom

From player and coach selection, to teaching fundamentals to today's youngsters, USA Basketball needs a new model for success.

Updated: September 18, 2002, 11:49 AM ET
By Jay Bilas | Special to ESPN.com

The United States is the world's leading basketball power -- now and in the next several years. However, the disastrous performance of the United States team at the World Championships clearly signals that the current model used by USA Basketball to select teams must be changed, and there must be greater emphasis on player development on every level of American basketball.

Among the things in need of overhaul are the selection and make-up of teams; the selection and input of coaches; training ...

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