During the 2012 Olympics, Duke University and USA men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said he would not coach team USA any longer. Well after many rumors and speculation it has been reported by Sports Illustrated that coach Krzyzewski will be coaching in the 2016 Olympics. This decision is good news for team USA and the men’s basketball team.
Coach K has successfully transformed team USA from a group of dysfunctional stars into a well-oiled and competitive system. After a disappointing 2004 bronze medal finish, team USA has won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. The journey to a three-peat will start soon for Coach K and the rest of team USA when the first mini-camp for the 2016 Olympic cycle takes place in July.
While helping transform team USA into the likes of the 1992 “Dream Team”, Krzyzewski has compiled an impressive record of 62-1 with USA Basketball. With Coach K under the helm, Team USA looks like it will be a force to reckon with.
Coach K is known for developing championship caliber teams at both Duke and in the Olympics, and 2016 will be no different.
An official announcement of coach K’s Team USA return will occur in a few days, but now we can all sit back and relax knowing Krzyzewski will be leading USA basketball in their pursuit of a third straight gold medal. Barring any serious injuries, Team USA will be stacked with talent heading into the 2016 Olympic Qualifying and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.