Report: U.S. women name assistants

Updated: January 20, 2012, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

Doug Bruno, Marynell Meadors and Jennifer Gillom will serve as assistant coaches with the U.S. women's basketball team at this summer's London Olympics, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the official announcement won't come until a Friday news conference in Chicago.

Bruno's DePaul team (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) will face No. 3 Connecticut and Olympic women's head coach Geno Auriemma in a Big East game Saturday night.

Meadors guided the Atlanta Dream to the WNBA Finals this past season, and Gillom was hired Tuesday as an assistant for the Washington Mystics.

The three were all part of the staff that won the FIBA world championship in 2010 to earn the U.S. an automatic bid to the London Games.

The Olympics begin July 27.


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