Rasheed Sulaimon, as a first-generation American, takes an intense pride in winning gold with the U-19 team: âThis country has done a lot for me. Anything I can do to give back to the country ... If I can give back to my country just by playing basketball and representing it to the best of my ability Iâm going to do that. Iâm glad that we did actually represent the USA in great fashion and come back with a gold medal.â
One wonders if he and Coach K found common ground on their family experiences. It's hard to think they haven't.