Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Duke head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, announced Tuesday that he will not return to coach USA Basketball this year. Since his hiring on October 26, 2005, Krzyzewski has led the USA Basketball Nation Team to two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), a bronze at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, and gold medals at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship and 2010 FIBA World Championship. According to ESPN: Talking in a phone interview with ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning”, Krzyzewski said USA Basketball will likely name his successor this summer in preparation for the 2014 World Championships in Madrid. “I’ve loved, loved, loved, and it’s been an honor being with 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.”
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