“Mike Krzyzewski thought he was done with USA Basketball. He said he was done, too.
After helping Team USA win two straight Olympic gold medals, there appeared little left for him to accomplish. After the team won in London last summer, Krzyzewski prepared to walk away.
It didn’t take long for Jerry Colangelo to know that Krzyzewski wasn’t as resolute in his stance as he made it seem. Just a couple of weeks after their triumph in London, the two reconvened in Springfield, Mass., for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And that’s when Colangelo, the managing director for USA Basketball, knew there was still a chance.”