2004 United States men's Olympic basketball team

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The 2004 United States men's Olympic basketball team represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The team was coached by Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown. The team was noted for being one of the most disappointing Olympic teams, losing three games against their opponents (the most ever lost by a USA Olympic basketball team) as well as the biggest loss in a game in their history. This would be the second time that Team USA would win the bronze medal, the other was in the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Roster[edit]

The following is the United States roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

United States men's national basketball team – 2004 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Iverson, Allen 29 – (1975-06-07)7 June 1975 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Philadelphia 76ers United States
G 5 Marbury, Stephon 27 – (1977-02-20)20 February 1977 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) New York Knicks United States
G 6 Wade, Dwyane 22 – (1982-01-17)17 January 1982 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Miami Heat United States
F 7 Boozer, Carlos 22 – (1981-11-20)20 November 1981 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Cleveland Cavaliers United States
F 8 Anthony, Carmelo 20 – (1984-05-29)29 May 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Denver Nuggets United States
F 9 James, LeBron 19 – (1984-12-30)30 December 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cleveland Cavaliers United States
C 10 Okafor, Emeka 21 – (1982-09-28)28 September 1982 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Charlotte Bobcats United States
F 11 Marion, Shawn 26 – (1978-05-07)7 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Phoenix Suns United States
C 12 Stoudemire, Amar'e 21 – (1982-11-16)16 November 1982 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Phoenix Suns United States
F 13 Duncan, Tim (C) 28 – (1976-04-25)25 April 1976 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
F 14 Odom, Lamar 24 – (1979-11-06)6 November 1979 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Miami Heat United States
G 15 Jefferson, Richard 24 – (1980-06-21)21 June 1980 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) New Jersey Nets United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age as of August 13, 2004

The team featured two previous NBA Most Valuable Players (Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson).

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 13.8
Rebounds per game Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 9.1
Assists per game Stephon Marbury New York Knicks 3.4
Steals per game Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 2.1
Blocks per game Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 1.3
FG% Carlos Boozer Utah Jazz .625

Records broken[edit]

  • Stephon Marbury scored 31 points and hit a record six three-pointers against Spain.
  • Team USA shot 12-of-22(54.5 percent) 3-pointers in that same game.

Results[edit]

2004 Summer Olympics (Athens)
Game # Opponent Result Point
differential
Round Notes Ref.
Game 1 Puerto Rico L 73–92 -19 Group Play US suffers third and biggest loss in Olympic competition [2][3]
Game 2 Greece W 77–71 +6 Group Play [4]
Game 3 Australia W 89–79 +10 Group Play [5]
Game 4 Lithuania L 90–94 -4 Group Play US suffers fourth loss in Olympic competition [6]
Game 5 Angola W 89–53 +36 Group Play [7]
Game 6 Spain W 102–94 +8 Quarterfinals [8]
Game 7 Argentina L 81–89 -8 Semifinals US suffers fifth loss in Olympic competition [2]
Game 8 Lithuania W 104–96 +8 Bronze Medal Final US wins bronze medal [9]
Tournament totals: 5-3 record; 88.125 points per game; +4.625 average point differential

Final standings[edit]

  • 1. Argentina (6-2)
  • 2. Italy (5-3)
  • 3. USA (5-3)
  • 4. Lithuania (6-2)
  • 5. Greece (4-3)
  • 6. Puerto Rico (3-4)
  • 7. Spain (5-1)
  • 8. China (2-5)
  • 9. Australia (2-4)
  • 10. New Zealand (1-5)
  • 11. Serbia and Montenegro (2-4)
  • 12. Angola (0-6)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Team Roster – United States (USA)" (PDF). 2004 Athens. LA84 Foundation. 9 April 2014. p. 89. 
  2. ^ a b 2004 USA Men's Basketball Olympic Summary Archived 2010-01-03 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014\.
  3. ^ Box score (8/15/04) Archived November 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Box score (8/17/04) Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014
  5. ^ Box score (8/19/04) Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014
  6. ^ Box score (8/21/04) Archived 2012-12-20 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  7. ^ Box score (8/23/04) Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved .April 19, 2014
  8. ^ Box score (8/26/04) Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  9. ^ Box score (8/28/04) Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine., USA Basketball, Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  10. ^ [1]

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