Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/26/13
Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski announced today on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike In the Morning” that he will not return as the USA Basketball coach. “I’ve loved, loved, loved, and it’s been an honor being with the USA Basketball team,” Krzyzewski said. “And to coach the team and work with [chairman and president Jerry Colangelo] for seven years has been marvelous.”And we’re in a good spot,” Krzyzewski added. “We need to keep building.” Krzyzewski was hired to help turn around USA basketball after two disappointing finishes at the 2002 worlds, in which they finished a dismal 6th, and the 2004 Olympics where they failed to win Gold taking home bronze. Under Coach K’s leadership USA basketball won the 2010 world championship and back to back Olympic Gold in 2008 and 2012. Krzyzewski’s successor is expected to be announced this summer.
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