Mike Fratello

Derrick Rose #6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team handles the ball against the Ukraine Basketball Team during the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on September 04, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Tops Ukraine, Finishes Pool Play Unbeaten

The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

09/04/2014

Rudy Gay #8 of Team USA goes up to dunk during a game against the Dominican Republic during the 2014 FIBA World Cup at Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao Exhibition Centre on September 3, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. 4-0 After Routing Dominican Republic 106-71

They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

09/04/2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX JUNE 04: Shane Battier of the Miami Heat is interviewed by Guillermo Rodriguez, Jimmy Kimmel Live's security guard during media availability as part of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 04, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Battier Heads Toward Retirement With No Regrets

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.

06/05/2014

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