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Larry Brown coached Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images
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Team USA's men's basketball team has won 15 gold medals in Olympic history. It won the silver medal in 1972 (Soviet Union won gold) and two bronze medals in1988 and 2004. Transfer Your Debt and ...
Team USA's run to the gold-medal game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been nothing short of bumpy, to say the least. Unlike its gold medal-winning counterparts on the 2016 team, this year's squad ...
The U.S. has twice won bronze medals in 1988 and 2004. The only year the American team did not medal was the Moscow Games in 1980, when the country did not attend as a protest to the 1979 Soviet ...
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First held in 1936 and conducted every four years since 1948, the 2020 Olympic Summer Games were held in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. Olympic men's basketball teams have medaled in each of the 19 Olympics they have particpated in, winning 16 gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals. Owning a 143-6 overall win-loss record, the USA claimed a fourth straight Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The men's national basketball team of the United States competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The team was led by future Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown. Having won gold in the previous three straight Olympic Games, the Americans were favored to win Olympic gold again in 2004. However, the team won bronze, while losing three games against its opponents, the most games ever lost by a U.S. men's Olympic basketball team. The team lost its opening game to Puerto Rico
The USA's Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are the all-time leader for the most Olympic medals in basketball, with five gold, while Teresa Edwards has four gold and one bronze.