you know you’re too emotionally invested in a basketball team when one of the players gets engaged and you can’t stop smiling and, in the words of michael scott, your heart soars with the eagle’s nest
“Mike Krzyzewski has decided to remain coach of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team.
Krzyzewski will try to lead the Americans to a third straight gold medal, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. Originally expected to step down, Krzyzewski will hold a news conference to confirm his return Thursday at Duke, the source told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.”
After spending the past year away from the sport he has played for as long as he can remember, Dawkins says he is eager to return to the court with newfound clarity and purpose for one final season with the Blue Devils.
“I missed it a lot,” Dawkins said during a spring semester exam break. “It was a lot different not being out there on the court, watching the guys play and not being able to help them, so I think I got a new appreciation for it. I think it was something I took for granted, that basketball was always going to be there, and not having it there really made me appreciate it.”
(A pretty great read from GoDuke, so I really recommend clicking on that link and reading the whole thing!)
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledged in a phone interview Saturday that he’s in discussions to return as head coach of USA Basketball through the 2016 Olympics.
“There’s a chance,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s correct.”
Krzyzewski said he hasn’t made a final decision, but his openness to the position represents a significant change. For eight months, Krzyzewski has maintained he’s not returning as USA Basketball’s head coach.
On Saturday, Krzyzewski said he and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo have been talking about his return “quite a bit.”
Colangelo said Saturday he and Krzyzewski have been discussing his return “in installments.”
“I think it’s very close to being resolved,” Colangelo said. “That’s all I can say for sure.”
He added: “Give it another week and it should be resolved.”
In case you all missed the news, Andrew Wiggins—widely regarded as the #1 recruit in the nation—committed to Kansas today. It didn’t take long for fans to point out that Duke and Kansas will be meeting in the Champions Classic once again this upcoming season, which, as shown in this fan-made poster, means two of the top freshmen in college basketball will meet for the “Clash of the Titans.” Pretty excited for this one, I must say!
@dukeblueplanet: Duke grads with four years of hardware #WINSTAGRAM (x)
It’s graduation day at Duke University! Congrats to these guys, and the rest of the Duke seniors! And to Mason, Seth, and Ryan: us Duke fans will miss you dearly. (x)
However, it should be noted that Mason is likely to be the only one to fully participate in the Combine, since Seth and Ryan both had surgery not too long ago. Seth’s expected recovery time is 10-12 weeks, and Ryan’s is 12-16 weeks. (x)
Congrats and good luck to them, though!
dexter strickland you are a frickin’ idiot