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Five Former Devils On The Olympic Select Team

Lots of good stuff on the Olympic team today.

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Justise Winslow and Jahlil Okafor will be teammates again over the summer.
Justise Winslow and Jahlil Okafor will be teammates again over the summer.
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Jerry Colangelo has completely overhauled the U.S. Olympic basketball program but his time is drawing to an end. The replacement he'd like to see?

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Coach K, naturally.

Mike Krzyzewski has done a brilliant job with the U.S. team but like Colangelo, his time in his current job is winding down.

He'd be the logical replacement for Colangelo. He knows what they've set up better than anyone other than Colangelo and his administrative skills are underestimated. Among other things, Krzyzewski has a tremendous ability to organize.

In other Olympic news, five former Blue Devils have been named to the U.S. Select Team: Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Brandon Ingram. It make sense - they know exactly what Coach K is doing and what he needs from them.

UNC's Brice Johnson is also on the squad as is Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon.

Willie Cauley-Stein should be a force as well.

Here's the full list.

Meanwhile, the Zika virus continues to have an effect on the games. The latest athlete to express a concern: Golden State's Andrew Bogut, an Australian.

The Australian Olympic Committee says that "very few, if any" Australian athletes will be exposed. Here's more on the odds.

Bogut is not convinced.

We're not informed enough to have an opinion. Obviously pregnant women or women who would like to conceive are at risk and the virus can be transmitted sexually. The horrific birth defects are well known by now. The Guillane-Barre link is also established and a serious concern.

However, what we don't know is how long the virus stays with a healthy adult.

If it's essentially a flu-like problem that goes away in a couple of weeks, the concern seems minimal (not to discount the potential global spread after everyone flies home though).

Ultimately, with much unknown, it's a very personal decision. No one should be faulted for deciding not to go.