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February 21, 2007 at 9:40 PM

Romar turns down USA Basketball job

One byproduct of Washington’s planned trip to Greece next summer is that Lorenzo Romar will not return as a coach for USA Basketball.
Romar coached the American team to the FIBA Americas U18 Championships last summer, a roster that included Spencer Hawes.
As part of a desire by USA Basketball for more continuity in the program, Romar was asked if he wanted to coach the U-19 team this summer for the FIBA World Championships — many of the same players are expected to return, simply moving up a year in category.
“They’re trying to keep the teams together the way the Europeans do,” Romar said this week.
But Romar said no, citing his demands with the Huskies.
“We’re planning on going to Greece and I thought it was to much to do it again this year,” Romar said.
Romar said he “hated” to have to say no because of the fact that so many of the same players will take part and that the tournament will be held in Vancouver, B.C.
DePaul’s Jerry Wainright is expected to be the head coach, instead. He was an assistant for Romar last summer.
Here’s a wrapup of the team’s activities last summer.

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