Gregg Popovich talks after the first Team USA defeat since 2006: “France beat us. It doesn’t matter who is on the team. I couldn’t be more proud of these 12 guys who sacrificed their summer to come here having never played together before. They put themselves in the arena and competed and they deserve credit for that. Just like France deserves credit for winning. It’s not about, well, United States didn’t have their other guys. There’s no such thing as the ‘other’guys. These are the guys who are here, they did a great job and I’m very proud of them.Coach Collet and his group have done an outstanding job. It’s the best French team I’ve seen because they play on both ends on the court.”
Team USA will play tomorrow against Serbia.