When the squad was announced, Harden was not on the list of twelve players who, under the leadership of head coach Gregg Popovich (San antonio spurs) aim for the fourth Olympic gold in a row in the USA. Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce und Jay Wright (Villanova University).
In addition to the three-time Olympic champion Durant (32), the team also includes Kevin Love, who has already been awarded Olympic gold (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) and Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) und Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).
The media had previously reported that Harden had also declared his willingness to participate in the Olympic Games after leaving the championship playoffs.
Preparations are scheduled to begin on July 6th in Las Vegas. “I’m happy for the selected players and look forward to working with this wonderful group”, said Popovich.
Stand: 28.06.2021, 17:47