In an official press conference on Thursday, Coach K announced that he has changed his mind and will coach the US Olympic team in 2016. He will also continue to coach Duke men’s basketball at least through that season.
Coach K will be busy over the next few years.
There is USA training camp this year from July 22-25 in Las Vegas. Then there is the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup from August 30-September 14 in Spain. If for some reason they stink up the joint in Spain, they will then have to play in the 2015 FIBA Americans Olympic Qualifying Tournament. If they qualify, then the US team will be off to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics from August 5-21.
Oh and then there is that top ten college team he also coaches.
The US team has won fifty straight games, including two Olympic gold medals. In his seven years at the helm of US men’s basketball, they are 62-1 and have brought glory, energy, and hard work to the US team that was sorely lacking prior.