Carlos Leder wrote:
Like Coach K for USA basketball?He's coached team USA since 2006 and done pretty well for them as well as recruiting and coaching at Duke.
I agree with poster below..
The dirty job was done by Jerry Colangelo.
Coach K, in WC's 2006 didnt even know the names of Greek players.
"---Coach K reserved his special praise for three other Greek players, all of whom he identified by number, claiming that as someone whose own name gets mangled often enough he didnâ€™t want to disrespect anyone by mispronouncing theirs. And so...
"I thought number four (guard Theodoros Papaloukas) was spectacular in the first half,â€™â€™ said Krzyzewski. â€˜â€˜Number seven (Spanoulis) was spectacular in the second half. â€˜â€˜And number 15 (Mihalis Kaziouzis) had some huge shots for them, especially at the end of the clock.â€™â€™ Later on, he returned to the subject of Papaloukas, who had 12 assists.
â€˜â€˜I just couldnâ€™t devise a defense to stop him,â€™â€™ Krzyzewski admitted---"
He's lucky that International game is not as strong as late 90's- mid 00's. And the NBA american players are better, more talented than ever.