After watching Team USA flounder under Larry Brown at the 2004 summer Olympics, USA Basketball has tabbed Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski to be the national team's coach in 2008.
The news, which broke on TDD's Premium Message Boards early Monday morning, places the Duke
coach in a unique situation as he prepares for the official start of Duke's 2005 practice slate later this week as Krzyzewski will be the first college head coach of Team USA since professionals began representing the country in 1992 at the Barcelona games.
Despite speculation to the contrary, Krzyzewski is not expected to miss any time coaching the Blue Devils despite his Olympic responsibilities. He is also expected to play a big role in player selection, meaning a mix of college and professionals could be used.