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U.S. men’s Olympic team by the numbers
By BASN Wire Services
Here are some facts and figures about the U.S. men’s Olympic team entering the 2016 Rio Olympics:
1: The U.S. men’s national team is ranked No. 1 in the FIBA world rankings.
2: The U.S. team has won the last two Olympic gold medals and five of the last six (1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2012).
3: Mike Krzyzewski will be head coach of a third U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, a feat equaled only by Henry Iba.
4: Three-time Olympic medalist Carmelo Anthony is the first U.S. male basketball player selected to four Olympic teams.
6: Six players from the Olympic team have won gold medals at the Olympics and/or FIBA World Cup: Carmelo Anthony, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson.
9: Nine 2016 Olympians were named 2016 NBA All-Stars: Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson.
10: Ten players on the Rio team are first-time Olympians. Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant are the only two players with Olympic experience.
14: Team USA has won 14 gold medals in 17 Olympic appearances (along with one silver medal and two bronze medals).
17: The U.S. team has won 17 consecutive Olympic games dating to the bronze-medal game at the 2004 Athens Olympics
26.8: The average age of the 12 U.S. players will be 26.8 years at the conclusion of the Olympics (Aug. 21, 2016).
45-3: The Americans are 45-3 in six Olympics (five golds, one bronze) since NBA players began representing the United States in 1992.
72: Carmelo Anthony has 72 games of international experience; the next most on the team is Kevin Durant (31 games).
75-1: Mike Krzyzewski has guided Team USA to a 75-1 record since being named head coach in 2005.
130-5: The Americans’ all-time record at the Olympics is 130-5 (.963).