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The world is in the zone

Updated: August 16, 2004, 11:14 AM ET
By Dr. Jack Ramsay | Special to ESPN.com

After Team USA lost to Italy while preparing for the 2004 Olympic Games, I wrote a prescription for the team's maladies in that game.

In essence, the U.S. team had to do a better job defensively. It had to contain the ball-handling point guards who had penetrated the paint and dished to open 3-point shooters. It had to improve on defending screening situations to cover shooters who successfully flared into open areas, often for unmolested looks at the hoop.

The U.S. needed an injection ...

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