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Coach K could return to US team

Mike Krzyzewski has led the U.S. men's basketball team to a pair of Olympic gold medals.
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Mike Krzyzewski is no longer ruling out a return as coach of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

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Though the Duke coach had repeatedly said he wouldn't be back after last summer, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says they spoke about a week ago and there has been ''movement'' toward a return.

Krzyzewski told Sports Illustrated in a story Saturday that ''there's a chance'' he would lead the United States in 2016 for an attempt at a third gold medal.

Krzyzewski took over as U.S. coach in 2005. The Americans won a bronze medal in the 2006 world basketball championship and haven't lost a game since.

Even as Krzyzewski kept saying he was finished, Colangelo hoped he would reconsider. Colangelo wants a coach in place before the team holds a minicamp in July and believes there will be a decision soon.

The Americans' next tournament is the 2014 World Cup of Basketball in Spain.

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