Donovan will return to USA Basketball Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2014

Billy Donovan will serve as the coach of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, USA Basketball announced on Tuesday.

Donovan returns to coach the team after leading it to gold medals in each of the last two years, combining to go 14-0 in those seasons.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with USA Basketball again this summer,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “I’ve said it before, but anytime you are chosen to represent your country, that is really something special. USA Basketball is an outstanding organization, and I’m looking forward to another challenge at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.”

Donovan was named the 2013 USA Basketball co-National Coach of the Year for his team’s gold medal performance last season. His assistant coaches will be Arizona’s Sean Miller and Providence College’s Ed Cooley.

“I have a lot of respect for Sean Miller and Ed Cooley, and I’m really looking forward to coaching with them,” Donovan added. “I look at this as a collaborative effort between all of us, and I know it will be a great experience working alongside both men.”

USA Basketball will hold its training camp June 10-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 12-man roster will be determined from the camp. Players eligible for the team must be born before Jan. 1, 1996.

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