August 13, 2012
In a hard fought and exciting victory, Mike Krzyzewski led the United States’ men’s national basketball team to a 107-100 gold medal win over Spain during the final day of the 2012 London Games. As this will be Krzyzewski’s last time coaching the Olympics, the victory was icing on the cake for an already stellar career.
When U.S. men’s basketball won bronze in Athens in 2008, Krzyzewski was brought on board by Basketball USA’s director, Jerry Colangelo, to unite what was thought of as a dysfunctional team. Colangelo selected Krzyzewski because, “He’s a leader…He’s one of the great communicators you’ll find in terms of any level or manner of sport, certainly basketball. He’s committed, and he’s passionate, and he bled red, white and blue…”
After winning gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and now in London, Krzyzewski will return full time to his position as Head Men’s Basketball Coach for Duke, instilling the values of teamwork and leadership in future generations of basketball players.
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