Michael Grange joined Sportsnet in 2011 as a columnist for Sportsnet.ca and regular contributor to Sportsnet magazine. During his time at Sportsnet, Grange has become one of the network’s leading basketball analysts and regularly contributes to Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet Central.
Canada closes with WC win as next phase of Olympic qualification dawns
There will be plenty more opportunities to discuss how a nation bursting with basketball talent has struggled so mightily internationally, but when you are ranked 23rd in the world and without a win at a major global competition in 17 years, you have to start somewhere.
Bright spots emerge in Canada’s win over Nigeria despite Olynyk injury scare
Even if Kelly Olynyk’s injury is relatively minor, it's fair to wonder where will his comfort level be pushing through it on a volunteer mission. The good news – based on a slim one-game sample – is Canada is not as necessarily as reliant on their NBA player pool as you might think.