United States’ coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks to Donovan Mitchell, center and Kemba Walker during the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. | Ng Han Guan/AP
It’s now nine-years-and-counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010 world championship. USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men’s rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week.
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