|Mike Krzyzewski reportedly considering return to Team USA||02.08.13 at 12:52 pm ET|
Mike Krzyzewski said after the London Olympics that he was done as the U.S. national team’s basketball coach. But a new coach has not yet been hired, despite USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo‘s comment after London that he planned to have a new coach in place around the start of 2013.
USA Basketball said there’s no timetable for hiring a new coach, but ESPN.com reported Wednesday that the hiring deadline has been pushed back to after the end of the college season to give Krzyzewski a chance to decide.
Krzyzewski was hired to lead the Americans in 2005, a change from the prior 13 years, when the national team had used exclusively NBA coaches. If Team USA stays with a college coach, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is considered the leading candidate.
If Team USA goes the NBA route, however, Celtics coach Doc Rivers reportedly is among the front-runners for the job, along with Philadelphia coach Doug Collins and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. Colangelo apparently has not spoken to anyone else about the job.
Krzyzewski has been on the staff of 12 U.S. national teams since 1979, and one source told The Associated Press that there had been “rumblings” he was open to staying with the job after London.
|Sports Illustrated names Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summitt Sportsman, Sportswoman of Year||12.05.11 at 11:16 am ET|
Sports Illustrated selected Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt for its top yearly honor, naming them Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.
The coaches will be honored Tuesday night in Manhattan at the magazine’s annual event.
Krzyzewski last month passed former mentor Bob Knight to become the winningest coach in men’s college basketball history. He now has 907 victories and four national titles, including the 2010 crown.
He’s the only coach to lead a team to an NCAA title, world championship and Olympic gold medal.
Summitt has 1,075 career wins in 38 seasons and has captured eight national titles. Every student to play four seasons for her has graduated.
Despite being diagnosed with early onset dementia, Summitt announced in August that she would continue to coach the Volunteers.
|Mike Krzyzewski: ‘Uncle Tom’ comments ‘very insulting’ to Duke||03.30.11 at 9:20 am ET|
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, speaking Tuesday to “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on Chicago’s ESPN 100, finally addressed the comments made by former Michigan player Jalen Rose during a documentary on Michigan’s Fab Five of the early 1990s.
Rose, whose March 11 arrest on suspicion of drunken driving was revealed this week, said in the ESPN documentary that debuted March 13: “I hated Duke and I hated everything Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms.”
Responded Krzyzewski: “Obviously, that was a poor choice of words and very insulting to everyone here at Duke but especially, not just our African-American players, but any African-American students,” Krzyzewski said. “When you judge within a race, you start judging, like you put categories as to who you are. I think that’s just the wrong thing to do.”
Krzyzewski said Duke was interested in the Fab Five’s most highly regarded member.
“We were very successful against them and, to be quite frank with you, we recruited Chris Webber,” he said. “I didn’t recruit Jalen Rose because we had Grant Hill and I’m happy with that. We didn’t look at the other, Juwan Howard [because] we knew he wasn’t going to come to Duke. The other two kids [Jimmy King and Ray Jackson] we didn’t think were the caliber that could play as well as Thomas Hill and Brian Davis and Billy McCaffery. They’re good kids. They were good kids.”
|Duke’s Kyrie Irving will see ‘significant’ playing time||03.23.11 at 8:56 am ET|
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday that freshman point guard Kyrie Irving will play “significant minutes” in the Blue Devils’ Sweet 16 matchup with Arizona on Thursday.
Irving missed 3 1/2 months with an injured big right toe, but he came off the bench to score 25 points in 41 minutes in Duke’s two tournament games last weekend. Krzyzewski said Irving will continue to come off the bench because the Blue Devils “are good with who we’re starting,” but noted that Irving is ahead of schedule in his recovery.
|Duke freshman phenom guard Kyrie Irving could miss remainder of season with toe injury||12.09.10 at 11:51 am ET|
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Thursday that, after suffering an injury in Duke’s 83-48 victory over Bradley on Wednesday night, freshman phenom guard Kyrie Irving may be out for the season with a toe injury that appears to be much more serious than originally thought, UWIRE reports.
Irving left last night’s game with a toe injury that was thought be be relatively harmless, but after evaluation from Duke’s medical staff, it was announced that Irving would be out indefinitely. Irving was seen in a walking boot around campus when the Blue Devils returned back to Durham n Wednesday night.
“Kyrie’s injury is a serious one,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s being evaluated by our medical team here at Duke and medical people from different parts of the country who are good with foot injuries.”
Krzyzewski went on to say that Irving “could be” out for the remainder of the season. Irving had his first collegiate 30-point game several nights ago against Michigan State.
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