The first FIBA tournament game was a grand sweep with a 108-48 win over Iran. This is not Coach Calipari’s first time on the international stage, and he is even more confident than before.
“You know I coached the Dominican Republic national team so I’ve gone through this but I didn’t have one of the better teams. Now I do, so hopefully it will be fine.”
Calipari said his strategy for coaching this team will be to play hard, disrupt defensively and share the ball.
Team USA is made up of some Big Blue recruits, players, and prospective players along mixed with players from other schools. When asked about his tactic on teamwork strategy he said laughing, “the team has only been together seven days so theres not a whole lot of stuff you can do.”
Calipari isn’t worried that they will come together, stating confidently, “They are good guys and they are trying.”