Chris Collins has been named to coach the USA Basketball Select Team in Las Vegas this week. The Select Team consists of young NBA stars who will play against the National Team in preparation for the FIBA World Cup.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Incredibly honored to be asked to coach USA Select team this week in Vegas! Feels great to be back with <a href="https://twitter.com/usabasketball">@usabasketball</a> family!!</p>— Chris Collins (@coach_collins) <a href="https://twitter.com/coach_collins/statuses/493775969702801410">July 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The Select Team includes several former Big Ten stars, including Trey Burke, Victor Oladipo and Draymond Green. Duke teammates Miles and Mason Plumlee are also on the 13-man Select Team roster.
Collins has already spent plenty of time around USA Basketball. He was on the coaching staffs that led the USA to gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London, respectively. Collins also coached under USA head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke.
The 2014 FIBA World Cup runs Aug. 30-Sep.14 in Spain, where the USA National Team will look to capture back-to-back World Cup titles.