1992 USA Dream Team Set Plays by Wes Kosel
Below are several set plays used by the 1992 USA National Team, also known as the “dream team”. The video shows plays from the Gold Medal Match against Croatia. In the 1992 Olympics, USA went 8-0 and scored over 103 points in each game. The Gold Medal Game was a 117-85 score and that was the lowest point differential in the tournament for the United States. The highest point differential came in the first game against Angola with a score of 116-48 (68 points). The 1992 team was the first American Olympic team to have active NBA players on the roster.
Coaching Staff & Roster
The team was led by Head Coach Chuck Daly and assisted by Lenny Wilkens, P.J. Carlesimo, and Mike Krzyzewski. The roster included Christian Laettner, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Chris Mullin, Charles Barkley, and Magic Johnson. Charles Barkley led the team in scoring for the Olympics (18.0 ppg) followed by Michael Jordan (14.9 ppg), Karl Malone (13.0 ppg), and Chris Mullin (12.9 ppg). Barkley also shot 71% from the field and 87% from 3-point range (went 7 of 8 for the tournament). Below are some highlights of the 1992 Dream Team.
Here are three set plays used by Team USA in the Gold Medal Game against Croatia.
1992 Olympics – Dream Team Set Plays – Trail Elbow
David Robinson gets an open shot at the elbow on this quick secondary action.
1992 Olympics – Dream Team Set Plays – Short Corner ISO
Charles Barkley, the leading scorer for USA, makes a nice post move on this isolation play.
1992 Olympics – Dream Team Set Plays – Block Runner Pin
Chris Mullin gets an open shot in the left corner using this play.
Click on the pdf link below to download the 1992 Olympics – Dream Team Offense Playbook: