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Gregg Popovich To Become Head Coach Of USA After 2016 Olympics

Oct 23, 2015 12:33 PM

Gregg Popovich will replace Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of the United States basketball team after the 2016 Olympics.

Popovich will coach the team over the course of the 2017-20 quadrennium.

The 2019 FIBA World Cup will be held in China, while the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo.

Jerry Colangelo will continue in 2017-20 as Managing Director, while Krzyzewski will serve as a special advisor.

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Mike Krzyzewski To Step Down As USA Coach After 2016 Olympics

Oct 19, 2015 11:06 AM

The 2016 Olympics will be Mike Krzyzewski's final coaching assignment for USA Basketball.

"It is. It definitely is,'' Krzyzewski told ESPN about this being his last stint as head coach with USA Basketball. "I think it's time to move ahead. During the next season there will be a number of decisions made about the future of USA Basketball with Rio [the roster] and coaching.

"There has to be a succession ... a planned succession with really good people so we can keep the continuity of the program going.''

A succession plan to replace Krzyzewski will be put in place before the Games next summer.

"Hopefully we can finish things up well with Rio and I would move onto something else with USA Basketball,'' Krzyzewski said. "But I think we're ready as an organization to do that, and I'm excited about the future because [of] what we've done over the last 10 years."

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