As Tokyo nears, the plans for USA Basketball continue

MIAMI (AP) — Atlanta coach and USA Basketball men’s national team assistant coach Lloyd Pierce had a one-day coronavirus scare a few weeks ago and had to stay in his hotel room while the matter was sorted out. The bad news: He missed practice. The good news: He didn’t have to miss a USA Basketball staff call that head coach Gregg Popovich had scheduled for that day, because it would have conflicted with that practice. If the rest of the plan comes together as well as that day did, USA Basketball will be very happy this summer.