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Krzyzewski reiterates he is done as Team USA coach

Feb 26, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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Okay Jerry Colangelo, time to bury the hatchet and go have a serious conversation with Gregg Popovich. If that requires a little groveling on your part, then grovel.

But Mike Krzyzewski reiterated again Tuesday on Dan Patrick’s radio show that he is done as Team USA coach (forward to the 9:15 mark of the video below. He’s not coming back for another Olympics cycle. Time to move on.

This is what he has said all along, since before the London Olympics. This was it. USA Basketball head Jerry Colangelo tried one more time to change Coach K’s mind.

Doc Rivers would be a solid choice. But this should be Gregg Popovich’s job — a former Air Force guy and the best coach in the game today. You need to have a coach who rises above the politics of agents and shoe companies and petty rivalries, and there are only a couple guys on that list. Pop is at the top of it. He’s the man. Give him the gig.

 

  1. dacapt704 - Feb 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Great job Coach K! Thanks!

  2. cosanostra71 - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Would Phil Jackson have interest? It’s not as demanding as coaching a professional or collegiate team.

    Then again, would his system work with so little time to implement and teach it? Who knows. I do think he should be in the conversation though.

  3. phillyphannn83 - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Kurt, I challenge you to respond with a link to any post you’ve made about USA basketball in which you don’t mention “Pop” as you like to call him. You’re so obsessed!! Lol

    • kavika6 - Feb 27, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      It’s not obsession, it’s common sense.

    • dko83 - Feb 27, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      Maybe because we (Americans) all hope he is the next coach…? I’d be happy with Doc too. How dare a blogger write something the majority of America agrees with!!

  4. hwatt - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Thibs. Run ‘em all into the groud, all-star coach style, lol

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