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  • BASKETBALL

    Coach K return to U.S. team possible

  • NEW YORK — Two people familiar with the situation say there is still a chance Mike Krzyzewski will return for a third stint as U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach.
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  • NEW YORK — Two people familiar with the situation say there is still a chance Mike Krzyzewski will return for a third stint as U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach.
    Krzyzewski said he was through with the job after leading the Americans to a second straight gold medal in London. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because Krzyzewski is focused on Duke's season.
    Yet the Americans haven't hired another coach, even after USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in London his plan was to have a successor in place around the new year.
    USA Basketball says there is no timetable for a new hire, though ESPN.com reported Wednesday that the deadline had now been pushed back to after the college season to allow Krzyzewski more time to decide. One of the people told The Associated Press that though Krzyzewski gave no indication in London he would return, there were since "rumblings" that he was open to it.
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