Coach K won't return as US Olympic coach
Mike Krzyzewski reiterated Tuesday that he won't return as coach of the US Olympic men's basketball team, which he guided to gold in 2008 and 2012.
"I've loved, loved, loved and it's been an honor being with the USA basketball team," Krzyzewski said in a phone interview with ESPN radio. "And we're in a good spot, we need to keep building."
Krzyzewski had said in May at the US Olympic Committee's pre-Games media summit in Dallas that he expected last year's London Games to be his last Olympics at the helm of a US team of NBA stars.
Krzyzewski, the hugely successful Duke University coach, was brought in to guide a revamped US squad after a disappointing bronze medal finish at the Athens Games.
He was drafted by USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, who set up the current system of creating a pool of players to draw from for international duty, thereby creating more continuity in the national team.