Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who coached the USA national team to a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 World Championships, said Monday that the upcoming London Olympics will be his last as the U.S. team coach.
"I think this is the last time," he told reporters. "I hope we can win the gold medal."
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Monday he will continue in his role until the next Olympics to promote continuity.
Because of injuries to NBA players, USA Basketball requested extra time to name its team. The team now will be named on July 7. The previous deadline was June 18. James Harden and Anthony Davis have been added to the pool of players from which the team will be chosen.
Krzyzewski said biggest problem is the small number of big men, which is probably why Davis, who was a freshman at Kentucky this past season, was added to the pool.
If the U.S. men win the gold in London, Krzyzewski would become the first U.S. men's basketball coach to win back-to-back Olympic golds since Hank Iba in 1964 and 1968.