Mike Krzyzewski Considering Return To Team USA

by May 18, 2013

After winning back to back Gold medals at the London Olympics, coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he didn’t plan to come back through the Rio 2016 Olympics. But the Duke head coach told SI.com on Saturday that he and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo have been talking about his return “quite a bit”: “Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledged in a phone interview Saturday that he’s in discussions to return as head coach of USA Basketball through the 2016 Olympics. ‘There’s a chance,’ Krzyzewski said. ‘That’s correct.’ Krzyzewski said he hasn’t made a final decision, but his openness to the position represents a significant change. For eight months, Krzyzewski has maintained he’s not returning as USA Basketball’s head coach. On Saturday, Krzyzewski said he and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo have been talking about his return ‘quite a bit.’ Colangelo said Saturday he and Krzyzewski have been discussing his return ‘in installments.’ ‘I think it’s very close to being resolved,’ Colangelo said. ‘That’s all I can say for sure.’ He added: ‘Give it another week and it should be resolved.’