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Mike Krzyzewski to return to coach Olympic Men's Basketball Team

Doc Rivers had been mentioned as a possible replacement for Coach K.

Andy Lyons

Looks like it will be at least another 4 years before Doc Rivers can be discussed again as a possible successor to Coach K.

Mike Krzyzewski to return as USA Basketball coach for 2016 Olympics - Olympics - Pete Thamel -

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours.

Back in the last Olympics Doc was on the short list that would be considered for the job.

Doc Rivers one of few candidates for the Olympics head coaching position - CelticsBlog

Doc Rivers and Doug Collins were standing just feet apart on the sideline as the Celtics [team stats] met the 76ers, and their names have been in even closer proximity in regards to a job opening. The two are among the few names being mentioned most prominently as potential head coaches of the United States men’s national team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Oh well. It would have been nice for the exposure and experience, but he's got some work to do in Boston anyway.

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