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The 2016 USA Men's National Team, including Coach Mike Krzyzewski, will be featured in NBA 2K17. Unfortunately, we don't know which mode(s) they will be featured in.

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Coach K will appear on the sidelines coaching the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team in NBA 2K17. His likeness will also be found in a revamped tutorial mode focusing on teaching fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more.

The Australian National Team was confirmed last week.

The 1992 Dream Team will also be featured in the game, but no word on whether or not it will feature the full roster.

UPDATE: The 1992 Dream Team will feature the full roster in NBA 2K17, including Charles Barkley.

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The 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, including Coach Mike Krzyzewski, is heading to NBA 2K17! Fans who pre-order NBA 2K17 will receive the legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team”, along with a special USAB MyPLAYER jersey to fully customize their USA Basketball experience.

We should start hearing more about the teams and mode(s) soon. When we hear anything we will update everyone. Until then, the full press release can be read below.

NBA 2K17 to Feature 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and Legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team”

USA National Team Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski part of NBA 2K franchise for the first time

2K today announced a partnership with USA Basketball that will bring the full roster of the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, including coach Mike Krzyzewski, to NBA 2K17, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series*. Fans who pre-order NBA 2K17 will receive the legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team,” along with a USA Basketball MyPLAYER jersey.

2K has also revealed that renowned Duke University and USA Basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will be making his debut in the NBA 2K series. Krzyzewski – or “Coach K,” as he’s widely known - will appear on the sidelines coaching the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team in NBA 2K17. His likeness will also be found in a revamped tutorial mode focusing on teaching fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more.

“Basketball has become an iconic part of American sports heritage, and I’m thrilled that fans can play with this year’s roster in NBA 2K,” said Krzyzewski who, since 2008, has coached the USA Basketball Men’s National Team to four straight international tournament gold medals. “NBA 2K17 is the best way to connect to legends of the past ‘Dream Team’ while celebrating the success of this year’s roster.”

Comprised of NBA Hall of Famers, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone and David Robinson, the 1992 “Dream Team” is universally considered one of, if not the greatest, team ever assembled in basketball history. Fans will be able to pit that roster against this year’s athletes on the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, which includes NBA 2K17 cover athlete Paul George and Team 2K athletes Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Jimmy Butler, and Kyrie Irving.

“We’re always looking to bring fans closer to basketball’s signature teams and players, which is why we’re collaborating with USA Basketball and Coach K for NBA 2K17,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “We couldn’t think of a better way to send off the 2016 team by celebrating USA Basketball’s legacy in this year’s title, while giving fans an opportunity to play as historical and current teams.”

The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC platforms on September 20. The NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $79.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. Also available for pre-order is the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold offering fans the ultimate value at $99.99 with all of the regular NBA 2K17 Legend Edition contents plus bonus items. All fans who pre-order any version of NBA 2K17 will receive their copy at Early Tip-Off four days early, September 16.

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Member Comments
# 1 HakeemOlajuwon @ 07/27/16 09:10 AM
The Dream Team too
 
# 2 trekfan @ 07/27/16 09:29 AM
Nice, but expected. The main question is implementation: can we use them in other modes other than Play Now? Are they one of the teams we can choose to use in a Custom League in MyLeague?

We need context, 2K. It's all in the details.
 
# 3 HakeemOlajuwon @ 07/27/16 09:33 AM
yeah i'm worried,if Team usa ,dream team & co are only playable in quick match,it will be very disappointing
 
# 4 mrbigshot @ 07/27/16 09:41 AM
Nice too see the dream team make a comeback. Still wonder if, as a result of these additions, some classic teams/euro league teams were omitted from the game. hopefully that's not the case. But yeah, like you all have said, it really matters how it is integrated into the game. I don't know if that's going to be the case, because years ago when they first announced the dream team, one of the 2k developers said this is a step-by-step process, be patient, and allow ideas to manifest so that it sets up a possibility that something big like a game mode involving national teams can occur.
 
# 5 Breakstarter @ 07/27/16 09:49 AM
Good stuff 2k, but we that was pretty obvious...waiting for more juicy content.

 
# 6 Junior Moe @ 07/27/16 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mrbigshot
Nice too see the dream team make a comeback. Still wonder if, as a result of these additions, some classic teams/euro league teams were omitted from the game. hopefully that's not the case. But yeah, like you all have said, it really matters how it is integrated into the game. I don't know if that's going to be the case, because years ago when they first announced the dream team, one of the 2k developers said this is a step-by-step process, be patient, and allow ideas to manifest so that it sets up a possibility that something big like a game mode involving national teams can occur.
So true! The Turkish Airlines Euroleague should only feature 16 teams this year if 2K actually wants to reflect the 16-17 season. It's' down from 24 or 25 last season. Which is a huge question mark seeing how little 2K seems to care about them. If they are down to the 16 teams though I hope they put more effort onto them as well as the classic teams. They could all desperately use a touch up. As for modes I'm hoping for a stand alone Olympic tournament; maybe some online tournament as well. As well as the Euroleague finally being implemented into ML/MGM; Olympics for MP. Also, Coach K is interesting. I don't think they had him last time they included the Olympic team in 2k13, I think.
 
# 7 VDusen04 @ 07/27/16 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by trekfan
Nice, but expected. The main question is implementation: can we use them in other modes other than Play Now? Are they one of the teams we can choose to use in a Custom League in MyLeague?

We need context, 2K. It's all in the details.
Right on. Hopefully their inclusion is not at the expense of any classic teams. Moreover, I believe the last time the Dream Team was in 2K, they were completely un-editable, meaning they were relegated to having Lego brick shoes and whatnot.

For whatever reason, I'm optimistic things will be different this time around. My shooting-from-the-hip hypothesis is that there'll be no Charles Barkley but full customization allowed.
 
# 8 SeaTownGamer @ 07/27/16 10:01 AM
I hope all the other US National Teams make it too including Dream Teams II & III.
 
# 9 porkys8077 @ 07/27/16 10:06 AM
This is cool. I'm definitely putting Isaiah Thomas on the Dream Team if we are allowed to.


 
# 10 JohnnyCash2015 @ 07/27/16 10:14 AM
I hope we can build a Team USA every 4 years in my league by selecting players


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# 11 NolaTexan @ 07/27/16 10:19 AM
"along with a special USAB MyPLAYER jersey to fully customize their USA Basketball experience."

That is the most interesting part for me... i'm really hoping this is a hint we have the opportunity to get called to the National Team in MyPLAYER mode.
 
# 12 Sombreromalo @ 07/27/16 10:19 AM
Charles Barkley Confirmed for Dream Team
 
# 13 Steve_OS @ 07/27/16 10:22 AM
Just confirmed, Charles Barkley will be on the 1992 Dream Team.


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# 14 MBhoops @ 07/27/16 10:38 AM
It would be cool if they went all in with the Olympic stuff.

Inside Play Now you could have an Olympic style tournament mode (like a playoff mode).

One of the divisions in Play Now Online could be Olympic teams.

Cards, challenges and collections/rewards of Olympic players in MyTeam.

The ability for players to be called up to their national squads in MyGM. Maybe an optional convo with players trying to convince them not to play and to focus on staying healthy for next year or whatever.

The ability to play for your national team in MyCareer.



But we'll probably just get the usual play now only situation.
 
# 15 midwestking100 @ 07/27/16 10:40 AM
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Just confirmed, Charles Barkley will be on the 1992 Dream Team.


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Pre.Order!!!
 
# 16 BA2929 @ 07/27/16 10:56 AM
Well if this means I can use Barkley in MyLeague then 2k just procured a preorder sale.
 
# 17 trekfan @ 07/27/16 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve_OS
Just confirmed, Charles Barkley will be on the 1992 Dream Team.


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Oh boy, the Round Mound of Rebound is on the team. Let's hope that means classic squads featuring him (the 84-85 76ers when he was a rookie with Dr. J and Moses Malone, the 1992-1993 Suns, maybe the 96-97 Rockets) will be included. Give me some Chuck on some classic teams and I swear, fun will be had by all.
 
# 18 Gosens6 @ 07/27/16 11:03 AM
Call me crazy, but I just wanna know if I can get Coach K in MyLeague.

Also, if we can get some classic Barkley teams. Oh Boy.
 
# 19 trekfan @ 07/27/16 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Gosens6
Call me crazy, but I just wanna know if I can get Coach K in MyLeague.

Also, if we can get some classic Barkley teams. Oh Boy.
Not crazy, I would hire Coach K in a heartbeat as my team's HC. Especially if I had a young team, the man can coach anyone in my opinion. He's not flawless, but one of the best coaches out there. Period.
 
# 20 Scvllp @ 07/27/16 11:06 AM
Ok now just confirm that we can use Barkley in MyLeague and that Reggie Miller will be in the game and I won't need any more news to make me happy.
 

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