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1996 United States men's Olympic basketball team

The 1996 United States men's Olympic basketball team represented the United States in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Led by Hall of Fame coach Lenny Wilkens, the team would win the Gold medal for the second straight Olympics. Nicknamed Dream Team 3,[1] the team included five players who were Olympic teammates on the original Dream Team from 1992: Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, and David Robinson.

Contents

RosterEdit

United States men's national basketball team – 1996 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos.[2] Name[3] Age Height Weight From
PF Barkley, Charles 33 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Phoenix Suns
PG Hardaway, Anfernee 25 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Orlando Magic
SF Hill, Grant 23 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Detroit Pistons
PF Malone, Karl 33 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Utah Jazz
SG Miller, Reggie 30 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Indiana Pacers
C Olajuwon, Hakeem 33 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Houston Rockets
C O'Neal, Shaquille 24 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 301 lb (137 kg) Orlando Magic
PG Payton, Gary 28 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Seattle SuperSonics
SF Pippen, Scottie 30 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Chicago Bulls
SG Richmond, Mitch 31 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sacramento Kings
C Robinson, David 30 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) San Antonio Spurs
PG Stockton, John 34 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Utah Jazz
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • From describes teams affiliated
    during the Olympics

StaffEdit

1996 USA resultsEdit

  • USA beats Argentina, 96–68
  • USA beats Angola, 87–54
  • USA beats Lithuania, 104–82
  • USA beats China, 133–70
  • USA beats Croatia, 102–71
  • USA beats Brazil, 98–75 (Quarterfinals)
  • USA beats Australia, 101–73 (Semifinals)
  • USA beats Yugoslavia, 95–69 (Gold medal game)

1996 Olympic standingsEdit

  • 1. United States (8–0)
  • 2. Yugoslavia (7–1)
  • 3. Lithuania (5–3)
  • 4. Australia (5–3)
  • 5. Greece (5–3)
  • 6. Brazil (3–5)
  • 7. Croatia (4–4)
  • 8. China (2–6)
  • 9. Argentina (3–4)
  • 10. Puerto Rico (2–5)
  • 11. Angola (1–6)
  • 12. South Korea (0–7)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rhoden, William C. (July 23, 1996). "Sports of The Times;Competitors Without a Competition". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Team USA Basketball: What About the 1996 Dream Team II?". Bleacher Report. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Games of the XXVIth Olympiad -- 1996". USA Basketball. NBA Media Ventures. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 

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