Team USA fails at Worlds, again

Updated: September 2, 2006, 10:26 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN Insider
SAITAMA, Japan -- Carmelo Anthony was a picture of disbelief, standing all alone near center court and staring into the circle of Greek players who joined hands and danced in a circle.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski was stone-faced at the press conference afterward, his eyes glassy as he looked down at the table in front of him, the color drained from his face as he accepted responsibility for the loss.

Jerry Colangelo looked no better, the bags under his eyes appearing swelled and puffed up, his voice carrying a hushed and somber tone that I hadn't ever heard.

I asked Colangelo: "What do you think they're going to think of this back home?"

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