Monday, August 6, 2007

Green, Carlesimo Named to Select Team

As has been rumored, USA Basketball announced today that Sonics rookie forward Jeff Green has been named to the USA Basketball Select Team that will practice against the Senior National Team in Las Vegas starting later this month to help the Senior Team's preparation for the FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas.

The Select team will be coached by new Sonics Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo, who continues a long history of association with USA Basketball. Carlesimo served as an assistant with the 1992 U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" and has been a head or assistant coach of five other USA Basketball teams.

Green will join fellow Sonics top-five pick Kevin Durant, a member of the Senior Team, in Las Vegas. Green and Houston's Aaron Brooks were the only two rookies named to the Select Team, making it an impressive honor.