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Pierce says Olympic team needs to reclaim glory, win gold

Updated: July 24, 2008, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- Now that the Boston Celtics are once again NBA champions, American basketball's next great championship hope falls to the men's Olympic team.

"They need it worse than the Celtics needed a championship this year," Paul Pierce said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. "The U.S. has been a perennial basketball power and they just need to establish that once again. I think this is the team to do it."

The 30-year-old forward, who won the NBA finals MVP after ...

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