Krzyzewski Won't Return As U.S. Coach.

Krzyzewski Won't Return As U.S. Coach.

Postby LakersFan1211 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:46 pm

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will not return to coach Team USA after the conclusion of this month's Olympic Games in Beijing, according to The Boston Globe.

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo says he will decide who will take over after the Olympics.

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archi ... _us_coach/

I wonder whose gonna take over as U.S Coach?
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Postby halekulani on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:14 pm

i would want popovich
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:51 pm

I want the Zen Master he would never call timeout
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Postby jlkr on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:34 pm

It's a big commitment of time during the summer for the coach who is already working the rest of the year. Coach K is 61; he made a 3 year commitment back in '05 and I don't blame him for wanting to step aside now.

Hopefully, the new coach honors the basic blueprint Coach K and his assistants set up. Keep the offense simple and allow for the stars to freelance within the offense; keep the defense-first mindset going. The team's dominance this year is a direct result of the excellent defense they've been playing and it's important for the next coach to keep that up. The good news is that Colangelo is keeping his hands on the operation, that will insure a degree of continuity.
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Postby LDR on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:41 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:I want the Zen Master he would never call timeout


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Do it Jerry! :jam2:
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Postby LakersFan1211 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:28 pm

LDR wrote:
puffyusaf#2 wrote:I want the Zen Master he would never call timeout


:man10:

Do it Jerry! :jam2:

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Postby grego on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:28 pm

halekulani wrote:i would want popovich


He should have been on it instead of Coach K. Oh well, hopefully he gets another chance if he wants to do it.
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Postby jimbo327 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:47 pm

Yeah, the coach doesn't get a gold medal.
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Postby Spanish Assassin on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:08 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:I want the Zen Master he would never call timeout
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Postby HisAirness24 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:54 pm

Byron Scott ftw.
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Postby The Original 81 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:49 pm

Phil has said he wouldn't coach in the Olympics (as much as I'd love that).

I'd go with Popovich.
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Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:28 am

Gotta be Pop.
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Postby Venomenon on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:38 am

pjax is older than coach k so i won't bet on pjax going into olympic play.

byron scott for me.
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Postby jlkr on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:04 am

It's really a younger man's job due to the year-round nature of the commitment to the this job as well as his own job through the next Olympics. This is important to keep the continuity and familiarity with the system. It really helps if the players in the program know what to expect when they show up every summer. So PJax is out and you won't see Pop. So Scott seems like the best choice. MacMillan wouldn't be a bad choice. What other younger coaches in the pro or college level would be good here? Coach K has shown that college coaches can do it so don't write them off.
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Postby KB24 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:47 pm

I could coach those players to gold...its not like its a giant mountain to claim.

They have enaugh talent to win w/o a coach.
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Postby chingy248 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:15 pm

have D'Antoni and run the Phoenix offense :jam2:
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Postby lakerholic on Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:31 pm

KB24@CL wrote:I could coach those players to gold...its not like its a giant mountain to claim.

They have enaugh talent to win w/o a coach.


Please see 2004 Olympics and 2006 World Championships as to why it is absolutely necessary to have a Coach like Coach K on this team.
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Postby KB24 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:42 pm

2004 the team was too young...after all they had SCRUBS on that team.

Richard Jefferson, Stephon Marbury, Shawn Marion, Duncan, Iverson...beside Duncan the rest aren't exactly NBA elite players...

Melo, Amare, Boozer, Okafor, Wade were all too young and barely played nor were they good enaugh to play at that time.

2006 the problem was arrogance and lack of chemistry.

The current team is WAY WAY better than those teams in terms of talent.

It was always obvious, the only team that can beat Team USA is team USA themselves.
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