May 19, 2013
Mike Krzyzewski is considering another run with the Team USA basketball team. A source close to the Duke Basketball program tells WRAL Coach K is in talks with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo about coaching the team in the World Championships in Spain in 2014 and then the Olympic Games in 2016.
Krzyzewski announced he would be stepping away from the national team following the successful run at the 2012 London Olympics.
"It's a lot," Krzyzewski said when he returned to the Triangle in August. "I was so honored to do it and it turned out great. It's time to pass the baton without letting it drop."
Colangelo wouldn't give up the fight throughout, promising to take Krzyzewski out for "pizza and wine" to try to convince him not to leave. Colangelo and Krzyzewski met extensively last week to talk about the possibility of K coaching the team again.
Krzyzewski, 66, took over as U.S. coach in 2005. The Americans won a bronze medal in the 2006 world basketball championship and haven't lost a game since.
Colangelo wants a coach in place before the team holds a minicamp in July and believes there will be a decision soon.
- Posted by daviepoplar85Does it really, truly matter who coaches these teams?
Pete Gaudet could coach this team to a gold.