words // Nick De Paula: When longtime league executive Jerry Colangelo and esteemed Duke University head coach Mike Krzyzewski jointly took over the reigns of USA Basketball in 2006, the basketball program was in dire need of being reshaped and retooled.
Career / Awards: NFL Honors – AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Born in Dallas, Texas, Miller is the son of Von and Gloria Miller. Michelle, an American R&B singer, songwriter, and a televisioin personality. In a year that saw her excluded from Team USA’s Rio Olympic roster and this season’s all-WNBA first and second teams, as well as the death of her mentor and college coach, Pat Summitt, winning the first WNBA title of her nine-year career Thursday night was the tipping point.Named the WNBA Finals MVP after the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 77-76, in Game 5, Parker spoke with ESPN’s Holly Rowe.In the last two Olympics since Nike became the team’s headlining sponsor?96% of the players have worn sneakers that fall under the Nike Inc. That includes Swoosh subsidiaries like Jordan Brand, worn by Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade’s then-deal with Converse.
Parker will not be heading to Rio to help the women's team chase its sixth consecutive gold medal, but first-timer Breanna Stewart will be.