Posted February 26, 2013

Mike Krzyzewski won’t coach Team USA at World Championship

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Mike Krzyzewski will not return to coach USA Basketball at the World Championship. A successor will likely be named this summer. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Mike Krzyzewski will not return to coach USA Basketball at the World Championship. A successor will likely be named this summer. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

After seven years as coach of Team USA, Mike Krzyzewski said he will not return for the 2014 world championships in Madrid, reports ESPN.

“I’ve loved, loved, loved, and it’s been an honor being with the USA Basketball team,” Krzyzewski said in an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.” “And to coach the team and work with (chairman and president Jerry Colangelo) for seven years has been marvelous.”

“We’re in a good spot,” Krzyzewski added. “We need to keep building.”

Under Krzyzewski, the team won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and also won the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. USA Basketball will likely name a successor this summer.


4 comments
dinohealth
dinohealth

Thanks, Coach K! You made us all proud with your leadership and skill sets.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

Pops 

wizzla761
wizzla761 like.author.displayName 1 Like

good chice but I doubt he'd do it.  Give up his summer for atleast the next four years after long playoff runs with the Spurs at his age.  doubt it.  Probably Doc he's younger and more likely to give up the time

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

 @wizzla761 Doc would be a strong choice, no question. Strong coach, great teacher, and what he's doing with the Celtics this year is remarkable.