Days after the New Jersey Nets fired their head coach and set a new NBA mark for futility, the speculation about who will replace GM Kiki Vandeweghe after the season has begun. According to SI.com's Ian Thomsen, at least one NBA head coach thinks the Nets should start and end their search in Cameron Indoor Stadium:
From a head coach: "Here's what I would do if I was the New Jersey Nets. I would go down to Durham (N.C.) and give Mike Krzyzewski a blank check. I would offer him total control. He's 62, and maybe it's time for him to try this. I know he could recruit those guys on the Olympic team to come play for him (as free agents this summer)."
Krzyzewski has rejected NBA overtures before, but he has since eliminated any doubt that he can coach the world's best professional players, leading the U.S. to a 118-107 gold-medal victory over Spain in the 2008 Summer Olympics. And as the anonymous head coach suggests, Krzyzewski may be able to orchestrate a reunion of the Redeem Team in New Jersey, as Team USA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh--along with Michael Redd--will be free agents next summer.
Obviously, this is pure speculation from a coach who is not affiliated with the Nets in any way. But it's an interesting idea, and if the constant James speculation is any indication, it's one that may not go away anytime soon.