With the Olympic men’s basketball qualifying tournament less than two months away, Team Canada General Manager Rowan Barrett remains hopeful of fielding a mostly full roster.
In 1976, it took an autograph and favour from an Olympian to help a younger Canadian player reach the national team. Fifty-five years later, those broad strokes remain true. But an increased development structure has allowed the Canadian basketball pipeline to explode.
While many teams have been moving away from using Native American names and symbols, the Connecticut Sun have added them to their jerseys as a way to honour the heritage of the team's tribal owners.