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Mike Krzyzewski Stepping Down as USA Basketball Coach After 2016 Olympics

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Duke headmaster Mike Krzyzewski will step down as head coach of the United States men’s national basketball team after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Coach K broke the news to ESPN’s Andy Katz and said a successor will be announced before the Olympics.

Krzyzewski was hired to coach USA Basketball in 2005, and he holds a sterling 75-1 record during his time with the team. He won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. He also coached Team USA to victories at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Coach K didn’t give any hints as to who may replace him as head coach, although he stressed that having international coaching experience is an important quality. He also wouldn’t say who he thought would be on the Olympic roster next summer, but he’s anticipating most of the league’s best American players to participate as long as they’re healthy.

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