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USA Basketball Mens Senior National Team to Train and Play Exhibition Games in Macau

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The USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team will open its 2008 training by participating in the USA Basketball International Challenge in Macau, from July 28 - August 1.

The USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team will face national teams representing Turkey and Lithuania in the USA Basketball International Challenge in Macau. The United States will face the Turkey Mens National Team on July 31 (8 p.m. Macau local time), and meet the Lithuania Mens National Team on Aug. 1 (8 p.m. Macau local time). The national teams of Lithuania and Turkey will then compete against each other on Aug. 2 (8 p.m. Macau local time). All three games will be held at the Cotai Strip CotaiArena in Macau.

Tickets for the USA Basketball International Challenge in Macau went on sale today and can be purchased at the Cotai Strip CotaiArena Box, the Sands Theater Box Office, or online at  venetianmacautickets.com

The games versus Turkey and Lithuania will without doubt be very challenging and feature a pair of opponents who are very talented teams. The Cotai Strip CotaiArena is an outstanding venue for these games and the USA Basketball International Challenge will afford basketball fans in and around Macau a remarkable opportunity to see three of the worlds very best teams show their abilities, said Jerry Colangelo, managing director of the USA Basketball Mens Senior National Team program.

As presenting sponsor of the event, Toyota believes that this is an excellent opportunity to see live and up-close basketball at its best, and hope that fans will enjoy the exciting competitions.

USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said, Our games in the USA Basketball International Challenge are a critical part of our teams overall preparations. All of the teams involved are very competitive and respected international teams, so we know we will be challenged each time we take the court. Our early arrival in Macau will afford us the opportunity to adjust to the time change and help us focus on our final training period. Needless to say, this training and these games will be critical to our success.

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