Coach K reportedly returns as USA coach

Mike Krzyzewski has reportedly agreed to remain head coach of the USA men’s national side, ESPN has reported.

USA Basketball has scheduled a press conference later this week at Duke, where Krzyzewski is head coach to announce a coaching selection.

The Hall of Fame coach originally stood down after the London Olympics last year but he has now reversed his decision and will try to lead the Americans to glory at the World Cup of Basketball next year in Spain and then to a third straight gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 66-year-old was brought in to lead the USA after they came up short by finishing sixth in the 2002 world championships in Indiana and having to settle for bronze at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Despite landing bronze again at the 2006 worlds in Japan, Coach K has remained undefeated since, winning the 2010 world championships in Turkey and two Olympic gold medals. Krzyzewski has a 62-1 record as USA coach.

Krzyzewski, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, has been on the staff of 13 U.S. teams since 1979 and joined Henry Iba as the only coaches in Olympic history to win back-to-back men’s basketball gold medals.

ESPN has also reported that Coach K’s assistant coaches Nate McMillian, Mike D’Antoni and Jim Boeheim will stay on as well.