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1992 USA Dream Team: Where Are They Now?

1992 USA Dream Team: Where Are They Now?

The 1992 “Dream Team” is best believed to be the greatest team ever assembled. You have some of the greatest players from the 1990s all on one team. The group finished the Tournament of Americas with a 6-0 record, where they won those games with an average of 51.5 points per game. That stretch followed them into Barcelona, where they finished 8-0 and won those games by an average of 43.8 points per game, including a 117-85 beatdown over Croatia in the Gold medal game.

Even about 30 years later, we still talk about this team’s greatness. With that said, basketball doesn’t last forever. Eventually, you have to find other ventures. All of these players have remained busy. Let’s take a look at where the 1992 Dream Team is now.

Christian Laettner (Father)

Christian Laettner

Laettner keeps a low profile these days. He appears to currently live in Jacksonville, Florida and has moved on from basketball. His daughter, Sophie, appears to be a writer for the Duke University school newspaper. Other than that, the Laettner name does not come across too many Google searches.

In 2012, Laettner was an assistant coach for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G-League. He launched a television series on the Olympic Channel trying to turn around a struggling high school basketball team. His former college teammate, Brain Davis, tried to purchase the Memphis Grizzlies in 2006 but were unsuccessful.

Chris Mullin (Coach/Broadcaster)

Chris Mullin

After the conclusion of his playing days, Mullin was hired by the Warriors as a special assistant. He was eventually named the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. His contract was not renewed in 2009. From 2010 to 2013, he was an NBA analyst and broadcaster for ESPN. In 2013, he was brought in as an adviser to the Sacramento Kings.

In 2015, Mullin was hired to be the coach of his alma mater St. Johns. Mullin led the team to the postseason in 2018-2019 when the team went 21-13. The 21 wins were the most for the program since 1999-2000. After compiling a combined 59-73 record in four seasons, including a 20-52 record in Big East play, Mullin resigned at the season’s end with many speculating to be because of the death of his brother.

Scottie Pippen (Author)

Scottie Pippen

Pippen has held quite a few roles in his post-playing days. Pippen was an ambassador to the Chicago Bulls. He was a panelist on ESPN’s The Jump for years. He has made frequent appearances on various shows to provide basketball commentary. However, since the release of The Last Dance on Netflix, his hatred for Michael Jordan has grown so much that he wrote a book.

Unguarded was released at the beginning of the month and it takes multiple shots at Jordan, specifically in regards to the 1997 “flu game.” Pippin took exception to his character in the series. Now, members of the basketball community are calling out Pippen for his shots at Jordan.

John Stockton (Husband/Father)

John Stockton

These days, Stockton is keeping a low profile. He has been married for more than 30 years to his wife, Nada, and the couple has six kids. Daniel and Michael Stockton both played college basketball, while Daniel currently plays in the NBA G-League. In 2015, Stockton joined the coaching staff for the Montana State University women’s basketball team, where his daughter was playing.

Stockton stayed out of the news for a while until 2021 when he appeared in a video series titled “V-Revealed, COVID Edition.” Stockton raised doubt about the COVID-19 pandemic and warned individuals about the vaccines. Stockton made claims that the virus was going to shut everything down if people remained in fear.

Karl Malone (Businessman)

Karl Malone

IN 2007, Malone became the director of basketball promotion and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech University. He remained in this position until 2011. Then, he spent one season with the Utah Jazz, the organization he took to two NBA Finals in his 19-year career, where he worked with big men.

Malone entered the business world where he owns Eskimo Joe’s Ice Cream in Ruston, Louisiana. He also owns an Arbys, while his Teriyaki Grill is listed as permanently closed. Malone is an avid hunter and fisherman, where he likely spends much of his free time.

Patrick Ewing (Basketball Coach)

Patrick Ewing

After the completion of his playing career in 2002, Ewing immediately entered the coaching scene. Ewing joined the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach from 2002 to 2003. Ewing then spent 2003 to 2007 with the Houston Rockets. From 2007 to 2012, Ewing was an assistant for the Orlando Magic and then spent 2013 to 2017 with the Charlotte Hornets. In 2017, he was hired by his alma mater Georgetown.

In his first season, Ewing led the team to a 15-15 record and built off that his second season with a 19-14 season that saw the team qualify for the NIT first round. In 2019-2019, the team finished 15-17 and would have missed the NCAA tournament barring a Cinderella run. That run came last year when Georgetown finished 7-9 in the Big East, but qualified for the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big East Tournament.

David Robinson (Mentor)

David Robinson

Robinson made a name for himself on the basketball court in San Antonio way before Tim Duncan ever did. He helped the team win two NBA championships as was once an MVP. Since leaving, Robinson has continued to make a name in San Antonio. Robison and his family have remained in the area and have worked with the next generation of leaders by investing in education and mentoring through the David Robinson Fellowship Program.

The fellowship program works to build communication skills and social networking to help students be successful in the future. Once a month during a student’s senior year, they will spend four or five hours on a Saturday to work with the community. The topics range from mental health to financial literacy. Robinsons son, David Robinson Jr., is one of many workers.

Clyde Drexler (BIG3 Commissioner)

Clyde Drexler

After Drexler stopped playing basketball, he jumped into the coaching scene. He became the head coach of Houston, a position he held from 1998 to 2000. In his first season, the team went 10-17. The following year, Houston finished 9-22. After that, he spent one season as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets.

Other ventures include numerous television appearances, as well as participating in Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. As of late, Drexler was named Commissioner of the BIG3, a three-one-three tournament that features former NBA players and celebrities. His contract ran from 2018 to 2020.

Charles Barkley (TNT Analyst)

Charles Barkley

Since 2000, Barkley has served as a studio analyst for Turner Sports Network. He appears on the network’s pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows for NBA games on the network. He has won four Sports Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Studio Analyst.” He currently works with Ernie Johnson Jr., Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal.

Since 2011, Barkley has also served as a studio analyst for the joint coverage of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament between Turner Sports and CBS. He has also served on the broadcast for every Final Four.

Larry Bird (Pacers Special Advisor)

Larry Bird

After a successful career in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Bird returned to Indiana to make a name for himself. Bird went to high school in Spring Valley and Indiana State. As a coach, Bird coached the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000. He was named the Coach of the Year in 1998 and led the team to the NBA Finals in 2000.

In 2003, Bird was named the President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers, where he held the position until he retired in 2012. He then came back in 2013 and held that position until 2017. The Pacers made two runs to the Eastern Conference Finals during this time. Since then, he has remained with the Pacers as a special advisor.

Magic Johnson (Dodgers/Sparks/LA Football Club Owner)

Magic Johnson

Johnson had to call it quits early for his basketball career, but he has always been a winner. That includes five championships and three Finals MVPs. Since his playing days ended, he served as an ambassador to the league. Johnson returned to the Lakers in 2017 as the President of Basketball Operations and signed LeBron James to a four-year deal, but resigned in 2019, citing his desire to return to being an ambassador.

Johnson has quite a few business operations, including Magic Johnson Enterprises, a conglomerate company worth over $700 million. His greatest sports venture might have been with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a baseball team he has owned since 2012. The Dodgers won the World Series in 2020. Johnson is also the owner of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and the Major League Soccer franchise LA Football Club.

Michael Jordan (Hornets Owner)

Michael Jordan

Jordan has enough business ventures to make money for generations of his family down the line, but he has spent a majority of his time with the Charlotte Hornets. In 2006, Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats (name at the time). As part of the deal, Jordan took full control over the basketball side of the operation. In 2010, Jordan reached an agreement for majority ownership.

Since then, the Hornets have been a doormat franchise. During the 2011-2012 season, a season condensed to 66 games due to the lockout, the team finished 7-59. The team closed out the season with a 23-game losing streak. The Hornets have made the playoffs just three times since Jordan’s ownership stake, and haven't made the playoffs since 2016. 


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