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Krzyzewski not likely to return for 2016 Olympics

CBSSports.com wire reports
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DALLAS -- Mike Krzyzewski says he thinks the London Olympics will be his last coaching the United States.

The Duke coach was brought in before the 2008 Games to revive a struggling Olympic team, which had finished a disappointing third in Athens. Krzyzewski and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo established a player pool to help give the program structure, and the result has been a return to the top of the international game. The Americans won the gold medal in Beijing behind Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Two years later, they won the world title with a completely different roster.

Krzyzewski says coaching the U.S. team has been "the ultimate honor," and he'll continue to be involved with USA Basketball after stepping down. Colangelo, meanwhile, said Monday he would stick around after London to provide the continuity that's been so key to the Americans' resurgence.

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