Chris Collins helped USA Basketball win gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Summer Games.
July 28, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern head men's basketball coach Chris Collins has been named to the coaching staff for this week's USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas.
Collins, who is no stranger to working with USA Basketball, will coaching the USA Select Team which is a group of upcoming NBA stars who are practicing against the National Team in preparation for 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain Aug. 30-Sept. 14.
The Select Team roster includes for Big Ten standouts Trey Burke (Utah Jazz/Michigan), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors/Michigan State), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks/Michigan), Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic/Indiana) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets/Indiana).
Collins has previously worked with the coaching staff for the 2008 and 2012 USA Basketball National Teams that captured Olympic gold at Beijing and London, respectively.
This week's camp gets underway Monday and runs through Thursday. Tuesday's practice is being televised by NBA TV from 2-4:30 p.m. Central time.
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