The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.
They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.
Shane Battier learned how to be a teammate from his father and Little League coach, Big Ed Battier. He was guided by Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. He played for respected NBA coaches — Hubie Brown, Mike Fratello, Jeff Van Gundy, Rick Adelman and Erik Spoelstra among them.