Thompson, Miller to assist with Team USA

Former Georgetown coach John Thompson III will assist with USA Basketball next month.

Former Georgetown coach John Thompson III and current Westchester Knicks coach Mike Miller of the G-League have been added to Jeff Van Gundy’s staff with the USA Basketball men’s team that will participate in the FIBA World Cup qualifying tournament next month.

Training camp for Team USA is scheduled to begin Sept. 6 in Las Vegas. The team is made up primarily of G-League players and players with limited experience. (View full roster here.)

“We’re fortunate to have John back as an assistant for a fourth World Cup Qualifying window, and Mike Miller is an experienced collegiate and G-League coach who will be a great addition to our coaching staff,” Van Gundy said. “Our goal is to qualify the United States for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and to do so while representing our country and USA Basketball in a manner that makes all Americans proud.”

Van Gundy is 10-1 as coach of the team, dating back to August of last year.

The USA received a first-round bye and will therefore open against Uruguay in the second round Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. EST on the campus of UNLV.

The U.S. will complete then complete the September competition window with an away game versus Panama on Sept. 17 in Panama City. 

View the complete World Cup qualifying tourney schedule here.