Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 8/15/13
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.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Carmelo Anthony, wife reportedly nowhere close to divorce

Penguins win Stanley Cup Final Game 1 despite going 37 minutes without a shot on goal

NHL won’t participate in 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

NFLPA to rookies: Be like Gronkowski, Beckham Jr.

Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bryce Alford defends Lonzo Ball: He 'doesn't deserve' criticism

Report: Clippers ‘overwhelming favorite’ to keep Chris Paul

Giants owner: Signing Kaepernick would anger fans

Mike Trout to undergo MRI after suffering thumb injury

Report: ‘Multiple’ teams open to giving Nerlens Noel max contract

John Wall: Bench was cause of Wizards’ ‘downfall’

The 'Hope your Cup runneth over this Memorial Day' quiz

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

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

The 'Hope your Cup runneth over this Memorial Day' quiz

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker