Doug Bruno with USA Basketball, Checking in from Ostrava, Czech Republic

Yesterday, for the first time, our USA Basketball National Team was finally able to practice with our full roster!!!!!

Sue Bird and Swin Cash arrived from winning their WNBA Championship for Seattle. The Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry arrived along with her coach and Team USA assistant, Marynell Meadors, after finishing second to Seattle in the WNBA Championships. Our opposing teams have been together for two to five years and some even more. Our USA Basketball Team has been together for ONE DAY!!!!

At DePaul, we make adversity our best friend!!!!  At DePaul, making adversity our best friend is what we teach our team every day!!!!!  Basketball games are won and lost over a team's ability to handle and overcome adversity.  Team USA will take the adversity of not having been together and turn that into an opportunity -- the opportunity to win Gold for USA!!!!  We will not cry or make excuses about who we don't have. We will embrace the players we do have and put these players in the best positions for them to be the best they can be, just like we do with our DePaul student-athletes EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Yours in the Embrace of Adversity,
Coach Doug Bruno



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