Magic's Mosley Named Head Coach of the 2023 USA Men’s Select Team

ORLANDO (www.sportsdayjax.com)– Orlando Magic Head Coach Jamahl Mosley has been named the head coach of the 2023 USA Men’s Select Team, which will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team as it prepares for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup, Aug. 25-Sep. 10 in Manila.

The USA Select Team features a roster of 11 current NBA players, along with three veteran players with NBA, NBA G League, international and USA Basketball experience. Members of the USA Select Team will train daily with the USA Men’s National Team from Aug. 3-6 in Las Vegas.

Mosley served as an assistant coach on the 2021 USA Select Team and as an assistant coach at the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp. He will be joined on the bench by assistant coaches Jim Boylen (Indiana Pacers) and Matt Painter (Purdue University).

 

“It’s an honor to be selected to lead the USA Men’s Select Team and I am truly grateful,” Mosley said. “After serving as an assistant with the Select squad in 2021, I’m fully aware of the importance that our team will have in USA Basketball’s success this summer at the World Cup.”

 

Named to the 2023 USA Basketball Select Team are Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons), Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons), Langston Galloway (Free Agent), Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder), John Jenkins (G League Ignite), Herb Jones (New Orleans Pelicans), Eric Mika (G League Ignite), Trey Murphy (New Orleans Pelicans), Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings), Payton Pritchard (Boston Celtics), Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder).

 

Mosley became the 15th head coach in Orlando Magic history on July 11, 2021. During the 2022-23 campaign, he led the Magic to a 12-game improvement from the previous season - the best improvement in the Eastern Conference and third-best in the NBA.

 

Mosley came to Orlando after spending the previous seven seasons (2014-21) as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks. While on the coaching staff, the Mavericks reached the NBA Playoffs four times. He has also served as the head coach on the Mavericks summer league team that competed in Las Vegas.

 

Prior to joining the Mavericks, Mosley spent four seasons (2010-14) as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before joining the Cavaliers, Mosley spent five seasons (2005-10) with the Denver Nuggets. His tenure began in player development and advance scouting, before becoming an assistant coach for his last three seasons (2007-10) with the franchise. The Nuggets reached the playoffs, winning 50 games or more, each of his final three years. They won the Northwest division twice and earned a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2009.

 

Mosley was a four-year letterman at the University of Colorado (1997-2001), where he is one of 33 players in school history to score more than 1,000 points. Following his collegiate career, he played four seasons of professional basketball overseas, including two years for the Victoria Titans (Australia), one year with Baloncesto Leon (Spain) and one year in Korea.

 

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he and his wife, Kristina, have three children, Jemma, C.J. and Chance.

 

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