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Coach K Honored By USA Basketball

Another one for the trophy case

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Mike Krzyzewski and Geno Auriemma were named co-recipients of the 2016 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award on Thursday.

In Coach K’s case, it was largely to honor his third stint as the gold-medal coach of the U.S. Olympic team.

Coach K said this: “Certainly, I am honored to share the 2016 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award with Geno Auriemma, a terrific leader whose accomplishments in women’s basketball stand alone. Any award that a coach or individual receives is the product of having a great team. Starting with the leadership of Jerry Colangelo, we’ve had that in USA Basketball. Our staff was together every step of this journey, and our players were, too. It was another magical run to gold in Rio, and I was thrilled and honored to be a part of it.”

It’s just another stop on the trail of excellence Krzyzewski has walked for decades now.

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