HoopsHype Mike Krzyzewski rumors

June 10, 2013 Updates
May 23, 2013 Updates

Nate McMillan won't re-join Mike Krzyzewski's USA Basketball coaching staff, the former Portland Trail Blazers coach told Yahoo! Sports. Krzyzewski announced Thursday that he will remain as Team USA's head coach through 2016. McMillan was a member of Krzyzewski's staff as an assistant coach from 2006-12. "It was a great experience with Coach K," McMillan said. "Jerry Colangelo did a great job bringing the staff together. They're in a great position and I'm excited about their future. They have to continue to build on what they started. It would be good for someone to experience it. I'm grateful for my six and a half years." Yahoo! Sports

May 22, 2013 Updates

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours. Krzyzewski led Team USA to gold medals in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. He had maintained for months that he would not return before reversing course in an interview with SI.com on Saturday. SI.com

Krzyzewski, 66, has a 62-1 record with USA Basketball, and his tenure will now be extended to coach in the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Madrid and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo has stayed confident since the end of the 2012 Olympics that he could persuade Krzyzewski to return. He waited until the end of Duke's season in March to court Krzyzewski. In an interview on Saturday, Colangelo said he would not begin contacting other candidates until Krzyzewski said no. SI.com

Mike Monroe: Looks like Coach K just relegated #CoachPop to an afterthought re. Pop's dream of ever coaching Olympic team; Pop will be 71 in 2020 Twitter @Monroe_SA

USA Basketball has scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Duke University, where Krzyzewski coaches. Krzyzewski had adamantly maintained the 2012 London Olympics were his last Olympics as coach. He said the prior to the Olympics, during the Olympics and as recently as February. But USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo remained patient and gave Krzyzewski enough time to reconsider. USA Today Sports

If Mike Krzyzewski is unsure whether to return as USA Basketball’s coach for the 2016 Olympics, would Kevin Love try to convince the Duke coach to return? “Of course,” Love said. Love said he’s been in “constant contact” with Men’s National Team Director Sean Ford about Krzyzewski’s status. “I’ve really enjoyed my time playing under Coach K in the World Championships and the Olympics and developing a relationship with him,” Love said. “It’s been really great. So, I’m really hoping he does come back. NBCSports.com

May 21, 2013 Updates
May 20, 2013 Updates

Even as Mike Krzyzewski ruled out a return as coach of the U.S. men's basketball team, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo remained patient. "What I've said along is, with what he has contributed to the USA Basketball program and what's he accomplished and what he means to it, he was entitled to be given the time to make a final decision," Colangelo told USA TODAY Sports. "Time has worked to our mutual advantage." Now, Krzyzewski is close to committing to another three-plus years with the men's team, which includes the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "Within a few days, we're going to know for sure," Colangelo said. "It's pretty evident by some of the things he said – where at one time there was no shot he would return, it's a long way from that now." USA Today Sports

Shane Battier wouldn't be surprised if Mike Krzyzewski, his coach at Duke, comes back to coach at 3rd Olympics. “No,'' Battier said about not being surprised. "He’s one of the most competitive people I’ve ever been around. That’s what makes him great. And so it’s not surprising me at all to hear that he has interest. Every athlete, every person who’s done this at a high level, after they step away from a really trying time, a really emotional time, says, ‘It’s too much. I can’t climb that mountain again.’ But if you’re far away enough from that mountain, you start that jones, that itch. So it’s not surprising at all.’’ Sulia

May 18, 2013 Updates

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. SI.com

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.