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Krzyzewski Named as US Olympic Basketball Coach


Three-time U.S. college basketball champion coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University has been officially named as the U.S. men's national team coach. His primary task is to bring the Olympic title back to the United States.

The announcement by USA Basketball Wednesday came two weeks after Krzyzewski's appointment was widely reported. The move puts a college coach in charge of the U.S. team for the first times since National Basketball Players first began playing in the 1992 Olympics.

The United States' "Dream Team" won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Teams with NBA players repeated the feat in 1996 and 2000. But the U.S. team finished sixth in the 2002 World Championship and took the bronze medal in Athens last year.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.

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