It appears that after seven years of coaching the Team USA basketball team, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski (otherwise known as Coach K) will not be coaching it any longer.
Krzyzewski said on ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, “I’ve loved, loved, loved, and it’s been an honor being with the USA Basketball team. And to coach the team and work with [chairman and president Jerry Colangelo] for seven years has been marvelous.”
In 2005, Krzyzewski was appointed coach. His record as head coach of the USA National Team was 62–1. His team got four golds in all (FIBA Americas Championship 2007, 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics) and one bronze (2006 FIBA World Championship).
Here’s what people are saying on Twitter:
If Coach K is done coaching the USA team, the 3 replacement candidates should be (in no order) Gregg Poppovich, Doc Rivers, or Rick Carlisle
— GrizzlyBlair (@grizzlyblair) February 27, 2013
Coach K is steps down as coach of Team USA. He finally realized to deal with NBA attitudes, he just needs to keep coaching college.
— Captain Chris (@CatCappy) February 27, 2013
Saw a story that said “Coach K Done” I must admit my heart skipped a beat before I clicked on the story. #Relief
— Gylee Brooke (@gbrooke21) February 27, 2013
Amazing work what Coach K did with Team USA…Made it popular again for our best athletes to represent our country.
— Kevin Snyder (@CoachKSnyd) February 27, 2013
Team USA facing crisis as both Kobe Bryant and Coach K not returning to future FIBA or olympic games!!
— Joshua Koh (@JoshuaKys) February 27, 2013
@kyrieirving should try play for Australia now that Coach K has stepped down as coach of Team USA! would love to see him in the Green & Gold
— James Darrell (@JimmyDaReal) February 27, 2013
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today. -Mike Krzyzewski
— Duke Vitale (@DukeVitale) February 27, 2013
— Arthurlee Mitchell (@Arthurlee_M) February 27, 2013