By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
With the college basketball season and most of the recruiting process over, Duke University Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski is now in full Team USA mode. The man who has been at the helm of USA Basketball's rebirth feels confident that 2012 will play out much like 2008 in Beijing did, but according to ESPN's Marc Stein
, he's even more certain that this is will be his last go around with the world's best athletes.
"I think this is the last time. I hope we can win the gold medal."
Coach K has been spectacular for Team USA. Having a guy with his coaching skills (not to mention the extra time off to game plan) was exactly what Team USA needed to get back to being the dominant force in international play. Now that he's stepping away, it's time for another military grad to take the reigns of the team: San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Pop's hold everyone accountable coaching style is similar to Coach K's and seems to be one of the few ways to get stars to work together with a common goal in mind. He has Team USA experience, though most would like to pretend that 2004 in Athens didn't happen, and he has the name recognition to get his players' attention.
However, there's already a problem according to this tweet by Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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