Team USA men's basketball is ready to go for the gold medal once again in the upcoming final game against Spain in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It might also be the final game for the team's head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Duke Blue Devils coach said that he has had his fill of international basketball and that it's time to step aside when asked about the potential of coming back for more.
Krzyzewski is likely coaching his final game for Team USA tomorrow and it's clear his value is there. He would only speak about the game in detail while offering a simple "yes" to the question of whether he was finished after this.
"If we can win it, then it would be three major championships in a row, which I don't know when that's been done because we haven't usually won the world championships," Krzyzewski said. "It would be a huge thing for our program."
"It goes beyond what has happened on the floor," said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, who hired Krzyzewski to run the U.S. team. "He's been so important to me in everything we've done in building the infrastructure and philosophy and standards - all of it. His legacy goes beyond the record on the court. We're 52-1, I guess since this all began, and hopefully we'll be 53-1 after tomorrow. That's a legacy in itself."
Krzyzewski coached the team to Olympic glory in Beijing in 2008 and again at the World Championships in 2010.