Next month, the best basketball teams from around the world with gather in Turkey for the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship. Winning the gold medal in the FIBA tournament is considered to be as prestigious as taking home gold in the Olympics. Team USA looks to follow up on their Olympic success from Beijing in 2008 by bringing the FIBA title back home. The 2006 tournament was won by Spain, and no players from the 2008 US team are expected to make the trip to Turkey, so the selected group will have their hands full.
Preparing the team is National Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo and Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski. The same tandem oversaw the “Redeem Team” in Beijing. Can they double-up in Turkey? Look at the pictures below to see how they’re gearing up for the task.
Also, notice that several players are wearing a Team USA colorway of the already-popular Nike Zoom Hyperfuse. You can pre-order a pair on Eastbay now.
O.J. Mayo one of several Team USA players testing out the new Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.
Rookie sensation Stephen Curry breaks out the Nike Hyperdunk 2010, while Coach K gives directions in the Air Max 360 II.
images via USA Basketball