Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Coach Mike Krzyzewski is coaching Team USA through 2016 after saying he wouldn’t return after the last Olympics.  This can be a good thing for Duke basketball going forward or it could cost them some deep tournament runs.  He has the most wins in division one basketball history, so hopefully this doesn’t hurt the Blue Devils the next four years. This will be the third Olympics for coach K and he has done well previously balancing the two jobs.  While coaching Team USA the last eight years, he won a National Championship in 2010.  This can have immense benefits for Duke in the long run because it has brought his enthusiasm back to the game.  It has probably extended his coaching career in the long run, and made sure that he stayed in the college game for the rest of his career. This has been an overall beneficial experience for Duke and its fans because it made him have new experiences and worked with different coaches.  It has also made him try new things at times when the team needed them such as a 2-3 defense.  Overall, this has been a good thing for Duke fans and their players that Coach K had the opportunity to do this, but it does take time away from the team.  The benefits of Coach K coaching Team USA through 2016 is that recruits seem to like that he coaches NBA players.  It shows that he can coach at a high level and that he understands the NBA game to get the players ready for when they enter the draft.  This should make a great impact on high school athletes.  The best thing he might get out of this is that high school players see that NBA players like to play for Coach K, which should help him in recruiting also.  It should show an abundant amount that a player like Chris Paul is thinking about playing in the 2016 Olympics just because of Coach K.  All of this as high school players are trying to make their decisions of which college to attend should stand out quite a bit to them. Even with Coach K coaching Team USA should help in recruiting, it also could hurt in the next few years.  The reasons it could hurt is because of the time he has to put in to coaching Duke and team USA, this could convince them that they won’t get the attention to make them a great player and it could lose Duke some of the top recruits.  This could be a concern with some of the recruits that could be a one and done. The other reason it could be a bad thing going forward is the amount of time he has to put in with Team USA, this could put the team at risk of a game with less effort when they need it most from their coach.  He isn’t getting any younger no one knows how long he has left in his coaching career and every Duke fan wants another championship before he retires. Overall, this should benefit Duke and show recruits that Duke is the right place, because you do get to learn from one of the greatest coaches of all time.  As long as he doesn’t tire out from coaching, Duke should see this benefit them going forward and see another National Championship.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Peterson releases statement, no mention of the Vikings

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

Ray Allen reportedly will not sign with Cavaliers if he returns

Shane Vereen squashes rumor he wants $5 million per season

Jon Gruden on Meyer: 'Greatest coaching job of all time'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Vince Young to work out at NFL Veteran Combine

Report: Mike Wallace unwilling to restructure contract

Report: Colts targeting Brandon Marshall

Rakeem Christmas leads Syracuse in exercise of futility

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Rondo 'extremely unlikely' to re-sign with Mavericks

WATCH: Dress debate threatens to derail Brooklyn Nets’ season

FIFA gave Fox the 2026 World Cup to avoid a lawsuit

WATCH: Charles Barkley rips analytics again

Dark horse World Series contenders in 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars need to step up

Jon Stewart and Seth Rollins feud comes to a head(lock)

MLS must get labor deal done before embarking on new TV era

NASCAR driver's car stolen from hotel parking lot

WATCH: Herm Edwards breaks down infamous llama video

Rex Ryan has truck with Buffalo Bills paint scheme

WATCH: Sidney Crosby catches teammate's stick in mid-air

WATCH: Vanderbilt coach tells own player 'I'll f-ing kill you'

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Judge rules against AP's suspension

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.