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Over the summer, various rumblings had Mike Krzyzewski stepping down from his position as head coach of USA basketball. Moments ago on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike In The Morning,” Coach K confirmed that fate: beginning this summer, Jerry Colangelo and the rest of USA basketball will hunt for a new coach for the World Championships in Madrid in 2014.
It’s all over. The US Men’s Basketball team are your gold medal winners. Luckily, their journey was cataloged on Instagram. The pictures, after the jump.
After their 107-100 win over Spain in the gold medal game on Sunday, Team USA finally got a chance to let loose. Photos, after the jump.
The U.S. Men’s Basketball team looked terribly mortal in a 5-point, 99-94 squeaker of a win over Lithuania in pool play. Aside from the far-from-convincing victory over a Lithuanian team that apparently has given them some trouble over the past decade, Coach K’s players forced him to do something 1992 head coach Chuck Daly never had to do: call a timeout. Read more after the jump.
We ask that you please take a moment of silence to observe the passing of James Harden’s ankles… and now that you’ve done that, check out the way Twitter memorialized Harden’s unfortunate ankle breaking after the jump.
When the Dream Team arrived in Barcelona in 1992, they were stars. Not just to the fans, but to their opponents themselves, who would use their opportunity to play and lose against the greatest basketball players in the world to score an autograph from the competitors, who were really more like demigods. Well… some things never change.
If you ever wondered why there are as many Obama/Spock photoshops as there are, you could do worse than checking out the above reaction to a vicious LeBron dunk against Brazil the other night. [h/t Reddit]
In case you needed more proof that this team of millionaires knows precisely what’s at stake in London, here’s Mr. Kobe Bryant with a gem of quote.
When I saw that President Obama was attending the USA v. Brazil exhibition game the other night, all I thought of was Obama walking through the locker room at halftime and just going, “Brazil? Brazil? Really?”
You heard here last night about the warm reception President Obama got as he left Team USA’s shaky 80-69 tuneup win over Brazil, but it wasn’t always like that – and it was all because of the Kiss Cam.