Duke

Krzyzewski may return to coach Team USA

Posted 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.
 

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  • The Greatest Ever May 19, 2013

    Duke is puke and so is rat face!

  • MoDuke v2 is gone May 19, 2013

    Prolly would be a wise decision by coach K to accept the job and bring in Stevens as his top assistant. This would give them a chance to work closely together for the next few years and pave the way to a seamless transition for Brad to take over for K at Duke and at the Olympic level.

  • Toddler10-21 May 19, 2013

    Think he was talking about the bronze in the World Championships. That team was coached by Larry Brown.

  • DUKE4EVER May 19, 2013

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    If so, that would be another DUKE coach and ........0 from Stinkyy Hill.

    BaHaaaHaaaa!

  • cole1949 May 19, 2013

    It's only about one thing. The RATS Ego . He only cares about HIM.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone May 19, 2013

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    Pete most certainly could but I seriously doubt those carolina dudes that stunk it up prior to coach K would have a shot to win it. Smart of Colangelo to not take NO for an answer from America's coach.

    #noonefromthecarolinatreeneedapply

  • MoDuke v2 is gone May 19, 2013

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    You might want to rethink that one kornkob. That's what that contingent from the carolina coaching tree thought before stinking up the Olympics and embarrassing American basketball fans everywhere.

  • StunGunn May 19, 2013

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    You mentioned some great choices, Toddler, and that gives me hope if K decides not to coach them again that Team USA could still be in good hands. I'm really surprised K is even considering it, since he was firm when he said "no" after winning the gold last summer. I hope he gives it one more time, since some of the players - like Kobe - won't be playing in 2016. It would help to have a very seasoned coach at the helm.

  • weakened back May 19, 2013

    best paying babysitting gig in the country. i wonder if he would come over and babysit my kids this wkend?

  • kornfan2448 May 19, 2013

    "W/O Coach K, Team USA was earning bronze medals with NBA talent." Really?

    '92 Barcelona-Chuck Daly: Gold
    '96 Atlanta-Lenny Wilkens: Gold
    '00 Sydney-Rudy T: Gold

    All with NBA talent

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