Draymond Green, a member of the 2010 Michigan State team that appeared in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, was officially named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team on Monday. In addition, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who together boast eight Maui titles, will serve on Team USA’s coaching staff in Rio this summer.
Green was a four-year standout for Michigan State and helped the Spartans to a third-place finish in Maui in 2010. A three-time team captain, he was a second-round selection by Golden State in 2012 and has helped the Warriors to consecutive NBA Finals appearances. This will be Green’s first Olympic Games appearance.
Krzyzewski has guided Duke to a championship in each of the Blue Devils five Maui Jim Maui Invitational appearances, with the most recent title coming in 2011. This will be his third trip to the Olympics as head coach of Team USA, having won the gold in 2008 and 2012. He was also an assistant coach on the 1992 and 1984 squads that claimed gold medals.
Boeheim will join Krzyzewski on the Team USA bench for the third straight Olympic Games, serving on the gold-medal winning staff in 2008 and 2012. Boeheim, whose Syracuse coaching career spans 40 years, has led the Orange to three Maui Jim Maui Invitational championships, with the most recent in 2013.
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Maui Jim Maui Invitational once again features a stellar field in 2016, as UConn, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin and host Chaminade battle for the Wayne Duke Championship Trophy from Nov. 21-23 at the Lahaina Civic Center.