Izzo Expects NBA Coach To Replace Krzyzewski After London Olympics
Tom Izzo expects the USA Basketball committee to opt for an NBA coach to replace Mike Krzyzewski after this summer's Olympics.
"I think they'll go with a pro guy," Izzo said. "I could see a guy like (San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg) Popovich doing it. I really think a guy like Doc Rivers would be a great guy for that.
"There's so many good coaches that deserve a chance to coach."
Izzo likely will receive consideration for the 2016 games.
"I've said this and I mean it: I'd be a water boy on the Olympic team," Izzo said. "It's just one of the dreams I've had. It wasn't to be the head coach, it was to be part of the Olympics.
"If someday I get a chance to be part of it in any way, I'd die to be a part of it. I just think there's something about playing for your country that'd be as special as anything I've done."