2000 United States men's Olympic basketball team

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The 2000 United States men's Olympic basketball team represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The team would defeat France 85-75 in the Gold medal game. Team USA won the Gold medal for the twelfth time in fourteen Olympics.[1]

Roster[edit]

Name [2] Position Height Weight Age Home Town Club
Shareef Abdur-Rahim F 6-9 230 23 Marietta, Georgia Vancouver Grizzlies
Ray Allen G 6-5 205 25 Castle Air Force Base Milwaukee Bucks
Vin Baker F 6-11 240 28 Lake Wales, Florida Seattle SuperSonics
Vince Carter G/F 6-6 225 23 Daytona Beach, Florida Toronto Raptors
Kevin Garnett F 6-11 220 23 Greenville, South Carolina Minnesota Timberwolves
Tim Hardaway G 6-0 195 33 Chicago, Illinois Miami Heat
Allan Houston G 6-6 200 29 Louisville, Kentucky New York Knicks
Jason Kidd G 6-4 212 27 San Francisco, California Phoenix Suns
Antonio McDyess F 6-9 220 25 Quitman, Mississippi Denver Nuggets
Alonzo Mourning C 6-10 261 30 Chesapeake, Virginia Miami Heat
Gary Payton G 6-4 190 31 Oakland, California Seattle SuperSonics
Steve Smith G 6-8 221 31 Highland Park, Michigan Portland Trail Blazers

Results[edit]

  • USA beats China, 119-72
  • USA beats Italy, 93-61
  • USA beats Lithuania, 85-76
  • USA beats New Zealand, 102-56
  • USA beats France, 106-94
  • USA beats Russia, 85-70
  • USA beats Lithuania, 85-83
  • USA beats France, 85-75

In the Preliminary round, Team USA was undefeated (5-0) and qualified for the quarterfinals. Team USA would then face Russia (Quarterfinals), Lithuania (Semifinals), and France (Gold medal game).[3]

2000 Olympic Games final standings[edit]

  • 1. United States (8-0)
  • 2. France (4-4)
  • 3. Lithuania (5-3)
  • 4. Australia (4-4)
  • 5. Italy(4-3)
  • 6. Yugoslavia (4-3)
  • 7. Canada (5-2)
  • 8. Russia (3-4)
  • 9. Spain (2-4)
  • 10. China (2-4)
  • 11. New Zealand (1-5)
  • 12. Angola (0-6)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2014-04-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "2000 USA Men's Olympic Games Roster Archived 2010-01-03 at the Wayback Machine." usabasketball.com. Retrieved on April 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Official Olympic Report Archived 2008-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2014-04-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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