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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  3 responses

Mike Krzyzewski Will Reportedly Return as USA Basketball Coach


Just when Mike Krzyzewski thought he was out, USA Basketball appears to have managed to pull him back in. According to SI, Coach K will rejoin the program as they go for Gold at the 2016 Olympic Games: “Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours. Krzyzewski led Team USA to gold medals in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. He had maintained for months that he would not return before reversing course in an interview with SI.com on Saturday. Krzyzewski, 66, has a 62-1 record with USA Basketball, and his tenure will now be extended to coach in the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Madrid and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo has stayed confident since the end of the 2012 Olympics that he could persuade Krzyzewski to return. He waited until the end of Duke’s season in March to court Krzyzewski. In an interview on Saturday, Colangelo said he would not begin contacting other candidates until Krzyzewski said no.”

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  • LakeShow

    Good.

  • Clos1881

    Why not its great for recruiting

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    There are certain things in life you just don’t turn down.
    Your employer sending you on a paid trip to Rio is one of those things.

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