Grant Hill helped the United States win the Olympic gold medal in 1996. Had it not been for injuries, he could have joined the team again in 2000. He is one of the college students who defeated the first “Dream Team” in the games before the 1992 Olympics.
Now, the American basketball team takes him back.
The U.S. basketball team said on Saturday that Hill will become the managing director of the men’s national team after the Tokyo Olympics. He will replace the retiring Jerry Colangelo (Jerry Colangelo), this will be replaced by a Basketball Hall of Fame, and will play a key role in the formation of a team that will compete for the gold medal.
Hill said: “This is just a rare opportunity, but also an incredible challenge.”
Hill’s resume is elite. He has participated in 19 NBA seasons and has been selected to the All-Star Game seven times-if it hadn’t been for his ankle problem that put his career in trouble, it might be more. He was selected to five teams in the league. At Duke University, he helped the Blue Devils win the 1991 and 1992 national championships.
Hill entered the Hall of Fame in 2018 and worked as an NBA and college basketball analyst for Turner Sports for nearly ten years. He is a member of the men’s semi-final broadcast team in Indianapolis this weekend, and this is his sixth consecutive year on the lineup.
He will continue to stay on the broadcast after taking office on the US basketball team.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Basketball Association and retired general, said: “Grant is a pivotal figure and leader who will continue to help us achieve our dual goals of winning international competitions and representing national honor.” “In announcing this news. At that time, I also want to emphasize that everyone involved with the American Basketball Association appreciates what Jerry Colangelo has done for the American Basketball Association over the past 15 years.”
Colangelo did a lot of things.
After the American lost three games at the 2004 Athens Olympics and returned to the United States with an extremely disappointing bronze medal, he created the post of general manager in 2005. Since then, Colangelo has overseen the selection process of players and coaches, and has brought in Mike Krzyzewski from Duke University (who led the United States in 2008, 2012 and 2016). Olympic gold medal), and now Greg Popovich of San Antonio is the head coach.
In a major game with Colangelo as the managing director, the American man defeated his opponent 97-4. Colangelo’s departure was not unexpected. The 80-year-old made no secret of his plans to retire after the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed for one year to this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hill said: “I intend to spend an incredible amount of time with Jerry, and cast a shadow on him this summer. I think this experience will definitely help us move forward.” “He is just a precious resource and does it. Very good, so you can’t help learning from someone like Jerry.”
No matter what happens in Tokyo, Hill will take over during busy times. The postponement of these Olympics compressed everything. The next Basketball World Cup is only two years away, and the Paris Olympics are only three years away.
Hill knows that the rest of the world is catching up or has already caught up with American basketball. He predicted that this would happen in 1996, when he was part of Dream Team II. Dream Team II won the gold medal in Atlanta. He is not alone. He believes that the game will be successful because of the success of the first Dream Team IV. New equipment was found internationally a few years before that.
Hill was a 19-year-old college sophomore when he was recruited along with Bobby Hurley, Chris Webber, and others to recruit the American team, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Patrick. Ewing et al. The college student won the game 62-54 in the first melee; since then, debate has been going on about whether the American coach Chuck Daly lost the ball to such an extent that no team is unparalleled. , But there is no dispute about how to help NBA stars get together that day in California.
Hill said: “We had a wonderful moment.” “This kind of experience-the opportunity to practice, learn, and spend time with perhaps the greatest team of all time-this is not a formal event such as an award ceremony. But this is definitely a critical moment for me and my growth and growth.”
Hill’s job that day was to beat the best player in American basketball. His future job will be to ensure that this does not happen.
He has already started planning.
Hill said: “The brain is working.”