Krzyzewski ending tenure as US coach
The winningest coach in men's college basketball history will win no more Olympic games.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday said he will not return as coach of the US Olympic men's basketball team. He led the squad to gold medals in London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008.
Krzyzewski, 66, revealed during an interview on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" program that USA Basketball will name his successor sometime this summer.
"I've loved, loved, loved, and it's been an honor being with the USA Basketball team," Krzyzewski said.
Boasting a 951-294 record and four national championships as a college coach, Krzyzewski has an international coaching resume dating to 1979 as an assistant in the Pan American Games, one year before he moved from coaching Army's basketball team to begin his stellar run at Duke.
Krzyzewski has served as head coach of the US national team since 2006. Besides the two gold-medal efforts, he also led the Americans to the 2010 FIBA World Championship title.
"We're in a good spot," Krzyzewski said in the interview. "We need to keep building."