Coach K Leaves Team USA as Popovich Set to Take Over


U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ended his national team career on a high note as Team USA overpowered Serbia at the Rio Games for their third straight Olympic gold medal. Sunday’s 96-66 victory capped off the most successful coaching career in men’s Olympic basketball history, with Krzyzewski becoming the first coach to lead three teams to gold.

Krzyzewski, 69, will hand the reins to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich as he leaves Team USA after nearly 11 years and with a 24-0 record in the Olympics. “I’ve been really a lucky guy, collegiately and internationally to be part of championship teams,” said Krzyzewski, commonly called “Coach K.”

Source: Chris Gallagher of Yahoo! Sports


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