Get ready for a crazy two weeks as three Nets, plus a free agent, put on national team colors in the FIBA World Cup. For Nets fans, that means tracking Mason Plumlee on Team USA, Bojan Bogdanovic on Croatia, Jorge Gutierrez on Mexico and if they want, Andray Blatche on the Philippines. Those who really want to drill down can check up on Ukraine, with Mike Fratello and Nets big man coach Joe Wolf manning the sidelines.
It all starts Saturday when all four players are on the court around Spain, Plumlee and Team USA will play Finland at 3:30 pm ET.in Bilbao. That's on ESPN. Even before that, Croatia takes on Philippines in Sevilla and Ukraine takes on the Dominican Republic at 6:30 a.m, also in Bilbao. and Mexico battles Lithuania at 2 p.m. in Gran Canaria.
If you're interested in watching teams other than Team USA, LIVE TV is offering a $9.99 World Cup pass. You can order it here. ESPN3 will stream all 63 games for the first time, while ESPN2 and ESPN will cover all of Team USA's games. The best place we've seen for tracking all the games on East Coast time is here, For Nets fans, the team has come up with a handy schedule of games featuring "Brooklyn's Own." You might want to print it out and paste it on the fridge.
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