Grant Hill Prepares For First Task As New Managing Director Of USA Basketball Hill, Who Took Over The Position This Month, Now Must Hire A Coach

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — During the Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2021 on Sept. 11, time was made for a symbolic passing of the torch moment between Jerry Colangelo and new USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill. After Colangelo took over a then-struggling USA Basketball as managing director in 2005, he rejuvenated it by convincing such NBA stars as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and many other elite American…

September 16, 2021

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Isn’t Finished Yet Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Sprinter Discusses Retirement, Jamaican Track And Field, And Sha’Carri Richardson

September 2, 2021

A month after organizers announced that the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo would be postponed until the following summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce told British broadcaster Sky Sports that the 2021 games and next year’s world championships “could definitely” be her last major competitions of her career. Fraser-Pryce burst on the scene at 21 years of age during the 2008 Games, shocking the track…


Gabby Thomas Plans To ‘run Until The Wheels Fall Off’ After Olympic Success Thomas Is Putting Her Medical Career On Hold While She Continues To Race

August 17, 2021

Not long ago, Gabby Thomas thought that at age 24, she would be working for a nonprofit medical organization, or maybe as a hospital administrator, with a focus on eliminating racial disparities in health care. That was the plan – make the 2020 Olympics, maybe try a few pro meets afterward, then put her Harvard undergrad degrees in global health and neurobiology to use. Then 2021 happened: She ran the…


Sheryl Swoopes And The Legacy Of Her Signature Shoe Twenty-Five Years Ago, The Launch Opened The Path For More WNBA Players To Receive This Prestigious Honor

August 12, 2021

As the Tokyo Olympics came to a close over the weekend, the dominance of the U.S. women’s basketball team was on full display, continuing one of the greatest dynasties in sports with a seventh straight gold medal. It’s been a 25-year run of excellence that began with the 1996 roster which made its mark at the Summer Games in Atlanta. When the current faces of the WNBA donned a special…


The Most Impactful Sneakers In The History Of USA Men’s Basketball From Barcelona To Tokyo, Team USA Has Been Lacing Up Olympic Heat For Decades

August 11, 2021

Ever since NBA players first participated in the Olympic Games nearly 30 years ago, the global stage has not only helped to grow the game of basketball, it has also served as a launchpad for some of the industry’s most iconic sneakers and technologies. Once Michael Jordan draped an American flag over his right shoulder to obstruct the logo on the team’s Reebok warmups during the 1992 gold medal ceremony,…


2020 Tokyo Games In Review My Favorite And Most Memorable Olympic Moments

August 9, 2021

Approaching the last day of the Tokyo Olympics, I realized that I hadn’t seen a minute of boxing which — back in 1976 on a team that featured Sugar Ray Leonard, Howard Davis and the Spinks brothers (Michael and Leon) — made me fall in love with the world’s biggest international sports competition. Not my fault — I had 99 Olympic channels, but boxing never appeared to be on one….