The person who suggested coach K for the Olympics? Dean Smithhttp://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/basketball/story/_/id/8259943/2012-olympics-it-coach-k-going-style
It looks like K did not do it alone after all.
Colangelo, whose own loose timetable calls for resolving the coaching situation by the start of 2013, said Saturday that he still remembers the meeting back in 2005 in which North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith, surveying all the various names on Colangelo's blackboard from every segment of the coaching population as a USAB consultant, said there was only one man in the college game who could handle all those NBA millionaires.
"This was [Krzyzewski's] big rival," Colangelo reminded. "That was one of those [unforgettable] moments."