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Two people familiar with the situation say there is still a chance Mike Krzyzewski will return for a third stint as U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach.
Krzyzewski said he was through with the job after leading the Americans to a second straight gold medal in London. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because Krzyzewski is focused on Duke's season.
Yet the Americans haven't hired another coach, even after USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in London his plan was to have a successor in place around the new year.
USA Basketball says there is no timetable for a new hire, though ESPN.com reported Wednesday that the deadline had now been pushed back to after the college season to allow Krzyzewski more time to decide.
One of the people told The Associated Press that though Krzyzewski gave no indication in London he would return, there were since ''rumblings'' that he was open to it.
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Duke’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his 900+ wins is one of the classiest in the biz. After finding out Michael Jordan, a guard living in Wilmington North Carolina, wasn’t going to Duke, Coach K wrote the above letter.I’m guessing his tone may have been a little different had he known MJ decided on a school just 15 miles down the road from Durham.HT: Darren Rovell
With college recruitment and signing days becoming as televised and talked-about as games themselves, it’s hard to remember a time when picking a school was a much less formal process. A letter between Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and former recruit Michael Jordan (who ended up playing for rival North Carolina, of course) shows just how different it used to be. Krzyzewski was among...
When Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was informed that Michael Jordan (sorry, Mike Jordan) had chosen not to attend Duke, he wrote the following letter to him. As we know, MJ chose to go to school up the road at North Carolina. And as they say, the rest is history. Coach K eventually graduated from using a typewriter to a word processor on a computer (gasp!)…and became a pretty...
I am going to assume this is a form letter that Coach K sent out to all the recruits who chose a different school than Duke.
Probably an assistant hands him a stack, he signs them and they mail them all out. I bet there are 1000s of former college basketball players who are reading this now and saying to themselves.
“Wait…I thought I was the only one who got a personalized letter...
Mike Krzyzewski said London was going to be the last time.
Well, maybe not.
There's still a chance Krzyzewski will return for a third stint as U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Krzyzewski said he was through with the job after leading the Americans to a second straight gold medal in London.
Yet the Americans...