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USA Basketball leaves UNLV, to train at Mandalay Bay

USA Basketball has a brand new dwelling in Las Vegas.

The American males’s and girls’s senior nationwide groups are partnering with MGM Resorts International and can conduct their coaching camps in July at MGM properties, the company introduced Thursday morning.

Training camps start July 6, and the groups will play a mixed seven exhibition video games towards different nationwide groups at Michelob Ultra Arena from July 10 to July 18.


USA Basketball beforehand educated at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.

“USA Basketball is proud to expand its partnership with MGM Resorts. We’re excited to bring our national teams to their properties as we prepare for the challenging competition that lies ahead this summer,” USA Basketball’s CEO, Jim Tooley, stated in a press release. “Training camps are such an important foundation for our preparation and having such a strong commitment from MGM positions us for great success.”

The American males open their exhibition slate July 10 towards the Nigerian nationwide staff. They’ll play Australia on July 12, Argentina on July 13, Australia once more on July 16 and Spain on July 18. The American ladies play an exhibition towards Australia on July 16 and Nigeria on July 18.

Tickets for the exhibition collection go on sale June 16.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Poppovich is teaching the lads’s nationwide staff, with assist from assistants Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce and Jay Wright (Villanova). South Carolina coach Dawn Staley heads the ladies’s staff, with Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx) and Jennifer Rizzotti (Connecticut Sun) serving as assistants.

“MGM Resorts and Las Vegas have an extensive history with USA Basketball,” stated Lance Evans, MGM’s vice chairman of sports activities. “This expanded partnership will allow us to showcase our resorts as we host multiple USA Basketball games at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay, as well as a variety of USA Basketball-related activities. We look forward to offering hoops fans another reason to visit the Sports Capital of the World.”

Contact reporter Sam Gordon at [email protected] Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.


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