Twenty years before the WNBA, the 1976 U.S. women’s basketball team competed at the first-ever Olympic women’s basketball tournament. Given the strength of the competition, the U.S. team was not even expected to qualify. With the brilliance of coach Billie Moore, and the tenacity of the team members, they won the silver medal. Public interest in the competition opened America’s eyes to the viability of women’s basketball, paving the way for the WNBA today. The compelling story of the team’s path to victory is told with thoroughly researched detail and historical photos.