Krzyzewski to coach Olympic team for final time in 2012

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will be coaching his final Olympic team when the London games get underway this summer.

Krzyzewski became coach of the USA Men's Basketball team after the United States finished a disappointing bronze in the Athens games in 2004. As head coach, Krzyzewski led the United States to a gold medal over Spain in the 2008 games, and gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championships despite having zero Olympians on the roster.

Krzyzewski will have his hands full this year as he tries to win one final gold before stepping into an advisory role. Stars Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Chauncey Billups are all unavailable due to injury. Deron Williams spent the end of the season dealing with a calf injury, Tyson Chandler struggled through wrist woes, Eric Gordon played just nine games all season, Dwyane Wade said needs to reassess his injuries, and now Chris Bosh has an abdominal injury that is causing him to miss playoff games.

Looking for an infusion of young, healthy talent to join the core that includes Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul, the United State added newly minted Sixth Man of the Year James Harden and consensus number one pick in the upcoming draft Anthony Davis to the preliminary roster.

USA Basketball will announce Mike Krzyzewski's final Olympic roster on July 7, after two workouts with the entire preliminary roster.


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