Team U.S.A. Basketball is hungry for another gold medal
at the upcoming London Olympic Games
, but that goal is getting more and more challenging. U.S.A. Assistant Coach, and Syracuse Orange Head Coach, Jim Boeheim would agree that while the rest of the world keeps getting better and better in the sport, while the target remains stronger than ever on Team U.S.A.'s back.
"Spain and France and some of these other countries, Argentina and Brazil, they're good teams," says Boeheim, "and in international basketball if you lose one game you're gone. So this will be a task for us, the World has gotten a lot better at basketball, but we've got a good team."
despite the fact that many of the great players have already bowed out. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard, just to name a few, will not be available for the U.S. this time around, but Coach Boeheim feels there's still plenty of talent and experience to go around.
"We've got a great team, you know guys in their prime (like) LeBron and Durant, you know we have a lot of guys right in the prime of their careers. I think every guy on our team would have played either in the world championships or the Olympics and that experience is important."
Click on the video link to hear more from Coach Boeheim.