Team USA Edition of The BroadCast features Grant, Okafor, Colangelo

by Brian Seltzer Reporter

The 76ers’ wrapped up their summer league stint in Las Vegas last week; however, several prominent members of the organization remained behind for another important obligation.

This past Monday, USA Basketball began intensifying its effort to prepare for a third straight Olympics gold medal bid, and forward Jerami Grant, center Jahlil Okafor, and special advisor Jerry Colangelo have been involved in the process.

Grant and Okafor were nominated to the country’s Select Team, which has been practicing with the Senior National Team. Colangelo, meanwhile, continues to serve as Managing Director of USA Basketball, a position to which he was appointed in 2005.

In the latest episode of The BroadCast, Grant, Okafor, and Colangelo all call in from Las Vegas. Among the topics discussed were:

  • Grant’s comparisons of Gregg Popovich, who’s overseeing Select Team, and Brett Brown; plus, Grant's initial impressions of playing with Ben Simmons.

  • Okafor’s admiration for Olympians DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan, and his studies at Duke earlier this summer.

  • Colangelo’s evaluation of the US Senior National Team, and assessments of Grant and Okafor.

The timestamps for each of the three interviews can be found below:

  • 8:20 - Jerami Grant

  • 14:00 - Jahlil Okafor

  • 20:55 - Jerry Colangelo

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