Under-19 team fought for silver
July, 23, 2007
DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright had just coached the U.S. Under-19 team to the silver medal in Novi Sad, Serbia, Sunday when a reporter asked him what was wrong with American basketball. Wainwright answered quickly that there are simply a lot of other outlets for young American players like 18- and 19-year-old Kevin Durant and Greg Oden. If those two players had played on this squad, then the gold medal and not the silver may have been around Wainwright's neck that day.