Team USA arrives in PH for FIBA World Cup

Team USA assistant coach Erik Spoelstra gets a warm welcome as he returns to the Philippines. USA Basketball
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--The other main draw for the Philippine leg of the FIBA World Cup is here.

Team USA has already arrived in the Philippines ahead of basketball's biggest showcase from Aug. 25-Sept. 10 across three countries.

Team USA arrived just before 10 a.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, but they deviated from the usual arrival protocols in at least a couple of ways.

Instead of stepping foot at NAIA Terminal 1, Team USA exited via Terminal 3 instead, and three buses quickly fetched the team at the runway itself, likely for added security measures.

Making up Team USA are reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Paolo Banchero, Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Jaren Jackson, Cam Johnson, Walter Kessler, Bobby Portis, and Austin Reaves.

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr leads Team USA this year with Miami's Filipino-American mentor Erik Spoelstra as the first assistant.

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